College Athletes Getting Paid to Play

Annotated Bibliography Associated Press (2011, January 20) University Of Texas, ESPN Form T. V channel. Hearst. Retrieved May30, 2011, from http://articles. sfgate. com/2011-01-20/sports/27038888_1_barcelona-winter-sports-asian-cup According to the Associated Press the University of Texas starting this year will have their own TV station through ESPN. ESPN is giving the University of Texas $3 million dollars over a 20 year period. They’re going to highlight every sport they have and show all the sports that the University of Texas has.

The University of Texas is going to make a lot of money from this that the college athletes will not get any of the money. I chose this article because this is the largest deal that has ever been made for any college and they are the first university to have their on TV channel. I disagree that the University is getting the money and the players will never see it. There the ones that deserves it, the players. Bowen, F. (2010, December 15) Do College Athletes Deserve To Get Paid.

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Washington Post. Retrieved May 30, 2011 from http://www. washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/15/AR2010121505689. html According to the author college players should but shouldn’t get paid. The reason they should is it would keep the players and coaches to not do improper benefiting. Coaches are important, but the players are important to they’re the ones playing. Nobody goes to college sports to watch the coaches they go to watch the players.

College athletes should not get paid because they get free education and other free stuff. I would have to agree but disagree to college players should get paid, so there wouldn’t be any stuff going on that shouldn’t be going on. College athletes yes they get free education but they still should get some of the money that they make by all the media reports, television, tickets, and marketing. There the ones that brings in the money for the coaches and the schools. Gilmore, R. 2007, January 17) College football players deserve pay for play. ESPN. Retrieved May 30, 2011, from http://sports. espn. go. com/ncf/columns/story? columnist=gilmore_rod&id=2733624 According to the article, Rod Gilmore describes some of the reasons why college players should be paid. This is a multi-billion dollar situation that they are talking about. College players are now like the professional players but they don’t get paid. Both college and professional players are


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