For my research project, I will be examining the pros and cons of paying college athletes. I will be discussing whether or not the amount of money the athletes are rewarded with scholarships compensates for the demanding practices, workouts, and games the athletes go through each and every day of the year. The challenging practices make the college athletes unable to apply for part-time jobs, which is often considered the reason for agents giving college athletes boosters. I will look to see if the free education the college athletes receive is enough.
The sources I intend on using for my research project will come from many online articles about college athletes and their athletic scholarships to examine the pros and cons of paying the college athletes. I will also look through the online articles to see how the revenue that the college sports bring in differs. Magazine articles that discuss college athletes and the free education they receive can also be useful sources. One of my sources will be the PBS Frontline video report, “Money and March Madness,” that discusses the reasons why athletes should profit from the multibillion-dollar college sports business.
The most difficult part of this assignment will be keeping my paper focused. I will need to find reliable and beneficial in order to have a well-written paper. Another obstacle that I will have to overcome is the length of the paper because I sometimes struggle with length of research projects.