Pay for Play: The College Student Experience

By: Mitch Moise

The life of a college student, popular by demand is never an easy one. Aside by the fact, many college students are student athletes. When you combine all aspects, you get a college student who spends his or her time working in class and in sports. The question I wonder is why these same college athletes do not get paid for their efforts. The life of a student athletes is very different. Some believe because you might get a full scholarship with room and board that, everything is fair, but it is not. Most student athletes put in hard work and dedication to help their school gain their own financial success. Michael Wilbon explains,

I’m interested in seeing the people who produce the revenue share a teeny, tiny slice of it. That’s right, football and men’s basketball players get paid; lacrosse, field hockey, softball, baseball, soccer players get nothing. You know what that’s called? Capitalism

As Mr. Wilbon completely understands the mindset of a college student. We want to make the school better, and the school want to get more money. Now there has to be a middle point, and that middle point is rewarding the student athletes, who put their blood, sweat, and sometime tearing into making the college millions. Its time for the colleges and University to come into the new age of student athletes.

The amount of hard work a student athlete puts into helping the school gain money, overlaps what the school is typically paying for the student scholarship. So if students are bring in more money than their scholarship is why not give the a few dollars to enjoy?


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