Student Athlete Compensation

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Student Athlete Compensation by Mind Map: Student Athlete Compensation

1. SOURCE KEY

1.1. Key:

1.2. = Neutral

1.3. = Pro Compensation

1.4. = Against Compensation

2. PROS

2.1. 1. Athletes would be able to provide for themselves and their families, therefore allowing them to continue their education rather than leaving to enter the workforce.

2.2. 2. Limits corruption from external sources. (Example: Accepting money in return for missing a shot)

2.3. 3. Providing a form of compensation. Many of these student athletes are not offered full or substantial scholarships but are bringing millions in revenue to the school. If not offered in scholarship form, financial compensation only seems fair based on the amount of work they put in and how much money their program brings to the University.

3. CONS

3.1. 1. The possibility of financial irresponsibility. These athletes are young and may spend their money irresponsibly or unwisely.

3.2. 2. Unfair compensation between teammates. How is it decided how much each player should receive? Should someone who has been out most of the season be paid as much as their highest scoring team member? Possibility of conflict.

3.3. 3. Lack of motivation. While currently the main motivation of the game is to bring home a win, by providing compensation, athletes may lose motivation to play their best because either way they get paid.

3.4. 4. Their incentive to learn and get good grades might be diminished. Receiving money might lighten the pressure of succeeding in school and earning a degree that will allow you to obtain a well-paying job since they're already obtaining substantial amounts of money.

4. SOURCES

4.1. 1. Huffington Post

4.2. 2. College Factual

4.3. 3. Syracuse.com

4.4. 4. NCAA

4.5. 5. Nunesmagician.com

4.6. 6. ESPN

4.7. 7. Business Insider

4.8. 8. The Undefeated