An Honorable Reward
Scholarship may be the highest honor any institution can offer to anyone. Although some may disagree with it, it is giving people better lives and we are making it so athletes have bright futures. Giving them a home off the street and giving them education and hopefully a chance to go pro, and we will do this for them for free. People come to college to progress their lives into what they want and we make that possible. We were never meant to be a place where students could come and work and make a wage. That’s not what we are built on and we shouldn’t change our ways.
Opportunity. One word means so much to what we are. What we give and who we help. We dedicate our lives to furthering human development. Without us there would never be an elite professional sport because everyone would just be under developed and average. We give individuals who come straight off the street and turn them into millionaires. How can you tell us we are bad people when we are helping all these underprivileged kids succeed. We build the people that will eventually run our world and that doesn’t come at a free price, but we try to help and give students scholarships.
The NCAA strives to make the world a better and safer place. We give people brand new lives. We take in thousands of underprivileged minorities into our sports programs and build them brand new lives and fulfill their dreams. Our scholarships give lives to athletes who have worked their butt off and over came tons of diversity. Our foundation was built on some of the NBA/NFL legends who came out of our programs. Although we are strict, our main goal is always whats best for the athletes. We are the reason why little kids dream big, the reason why people dedicate their lives to their sport, the reason why millions of people can enjoy T.V, the reason why the NFL has lower ratings than us, we are the reason!
It may seem extremely controversial that we do not pay our athletes, but they have a scholar ship, and besides they are working to hopefully go pro. The money there is worth the wait. The whole point of being an ameture is to not get paid. You must work up the ranks in the sport and make it to pay level, if not we still give free school to do something else with their lives. we are all about oportunity, but not about equality. You may disagree with our methods, but we dont care because we will still make a couple billion dollars and there is nothing you can do about it.
The NCAA is all about the athletes. We give them so much and change their lives forever. From the trips around the world to incentives, we may not pay our athletes physical cash but they do recieve a fun time. As long as we keep them entertained they dont seem to ask for pay. Or most of them atleast. Everytime one of our team travels they fly first class and stay in 5 star hotels. Luxury breakfast lunch and dinner, for our athletes because we care about them. The best part about this, is that they all will get a diploma if they want to graduate, unless they leave early and move onto pro level.
In our programs we value the sport over education, we hold our athletes to lower standards for their own betterment, so they do not have to take hard exams and be scholar. It is also easier to keep people in line if they are slightly uneducated. Some may disagree with this, but these young men come to play sports and not for education. Since we were founded on education, the sports teams do not recieve pay.
We have the support from the constitution as well. There have been laws passed that ban the pay of college athletes, so its not like we can pay them if we wanted to. The government and the people as a whole agree with that law, mostly because we do not tell them our profit margin on these athletes. Its a steal, we make millions and the public doesnt make us pay our players. We also cannot pay them if they wanted. No school would have enough funds to pay for multi million dollar deals from each player. Players would be getting up to 50 million dollar contracts, and that might sound good for one guy but if there are multiple people asking for this, then we would go bankrupt.
If athletes got paid, it would defeat the purpose of school. The price to attend these big schools will rise greatly. Students would also be asking for pay since the athletes get paid, and it would put colleges at a real disadvantage. Colleges’ infrastructure would start to crumble and all of these big schools would fall. In the end there wont be any schools for these athletes to play at, so there will be a ton of wasted talent all because athletes got greedy. College athletes are already on scholarship, so if we were to give them a pay day, we would take that away, and they would have to pay us, and for most of them they would be in debt, and not even have the free education anymore. One could say that our scholarships are better then getting paid cash.
Scholarships are great. They are the best thing that a young indivdual can accomplish. We reward people and help them progress their lives, into hopefully a better life. We will continue our mission, and we do not care if you do not like how we operate, but we’ve been doing this alot longer than the whole pay college athletes debate has come about. College athletes will not recieve pay or any compensation. They have their scholarships and should and will appreciate it. Scholarships are a fair and simple form of pay and we plan to stick with them.
Paying college athletes gaining a bipartisan consensus as new report slams NCAA.
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