First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Max LionettiFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Why College Athletes Deserve Pay

Mentor/s

Professor Stephen Burrows

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

In this paper I will discuss the issues surrounding the payment of college athletes. College athletes provide a source of revenue for their universities and in doing so deserve compensation for their hard work and dedication. It is important to understand the history of the NCAA and how it has grown into the athletics conglomerate it is today. Universities are able to make such large profits off of their athletic programs due to the massive television broadcasting deals they have been able to sign. The funds that these broadcasting deals demand are mainly due to the attraction revenue generating sports’ athletes acquire. The NCAA, unlike its professional counterparts, returns a very limited amount of revenue back to its players in the form of scholarships.

Secondly, these athletes are humans and it is immoral to exploit their talent while the staff around them is able to benefit generously. This influential change will not come without dispute however. Individuals must continue to question figures of authority as to why they have not received the funds owed to them. This paper will attempt to convince the reader that it logically, financially, and morally makes sense to pay college athletes who deserve it.

College and Major available

Welch College of Business, Business Economics

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-G Stephen Burrows

Location

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:15 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 2:15 PM

Students' Information

Max Lionetti, Business Economics and Finance, Honors, Graduating May 2022

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Apr 29th, 1:15 PM Apr 29th, 2:15 PM

Why College Athletes Deserve Pay

Session N: West Campus West Building W140

In this paper I will discuss the issues surrounding the payment of college athletes. College athletes provide a source of revenue for their universities and in doing so deserve compensation for their hard work and dedication. It is important to understand the history of the NCAA and how it has grown into the athletics conglomerate it is today. Universities are able to make such large profits off of their athletic programs due to the massive television broadcasting deals they have been able to sign. The funds that these broadcasting deals demand are mainly due to the attraction revenue generating sports’ athletes acquire. The NCAA, unlike its professional counterparts, returns a very limited amount of revenue back to its players in the form of scholarships.

Secondly, these athletes are humans and it is immoral to exploit their talent while the staff around them is able to benefit generously. This influential change will not come without dispute however. Individuals must continue to question figures of authority as to why they have not received the funds owed to them. This paper will attempt to convince the reader that it logically, financially, and morally makes sense to pay college athletes who deserve it.

 

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