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Matthew Smith 11/8/19 5:27 PM

1. The NCAA new rule is allowing NCAA players to profit from marketing their own likeness. NCAA has never gotten this opportunity and there are plenty of mixed feels about it. California is threatened to get blocked out of NCAA. The new rule doesn't allow players from California to get paid. Martelle finds this ridiculous because he is saying that college teams are not evenly matched and NCAA says that this will create an unfair recruiting advantage and Martelle finds that ridiculous. Martelles argument is persuasive because he provides facts and a strong opinion with it.
2. Martelle uses his snarky attitude effectively. He provides facts with it. He is very passionate about the NCAA rule and how everyone should be evolved in it. He is persuasive with his facts and how he uses them effectively. With being persuasive he is persuading others about the topic. I feel like with him adding the attitude to the story it gives it more attention and it shows that he wants a change. It grasp your attention and makes you highly engaged about it.
3. I don't have a textbook to look at Chapter 2. But Martelle summarizes the passage well, he gives specific information and backs up the passage with his own argument. While arguing he stays on topic and keeps providing information that helps his case. Martelle says that California is at an disadvantage and NCAA is threating them. He gives his reason and opinion on why he disagrees.
4. I like the idea of players getting a little more extra money on there hard work and media. They have to pay for food and college and being a sports organization at a big time school isn't cheap at all and getting a little more money can help you out big time. I think it is but California needs to be careful on who they put their money into a before people and teams think they are over doing it. Yes, school is first and college is hard enough and when you are playing a sport your study and sleep time is cut down so when the NCAA is helping you out it gives you a little more hope. No, because other schools can get involved with the things they are doing. You can't change your location but you can get more involved.

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The NCAA, which is the governing body of collegiate sports, has been facing a lot of tension in the media because of new laws being passed as far as the wellbeing of a student-athlete and if that person should be able to earn a profit off of their own name in college. This is not the college paying the athlete; this is an athlete who can earn money from outside sponsorships and commercials based on the athlete’s likeness, nationally and in the media. California’s governor recently passed a law allowing college athletes to profit off their own likeness. There is a major debate on whether or not the athlete should be paid any type of money if they’re still enrolled in the university and not in a professional sports league. I believe that college athletes should not be paid, no matter where the money comes from for a couple of reasons. The average tuition for a student at Ohio State University for an out-of-state student comes out to around $45,000. For an athlete at Ohio State University who is on a 4 year full ride scholarship, the scholarship is worth about $180,000. And by the way, that is only for one student, a Division 1 roster has anywhere from 80 to 125 on a single roster but could only give up to 85 scholarships. But if you multiply $180,000, the cost of one 4 year scholarship, by 85, the maximum number of scholarships that could be given, the total cost of the football team alone for just scholarships, is somewhere around 15.3 million dollars. That is the cost just to get the students to the school. The athlete should not be getting paid any more money then what their scholarship is worth because the 4 year scholarship is in turn a paycheck but just deposited and paid out in a different way. $180,000 for a university to be spending on one athlete alone is ridiculous. They don’t need anything more then the large amount that has already been given to them.


4. I think this is good for these college athletes, they’re benefiting from their name and how liked they are. Although most college athletes may be getting scholarships from their universities that doesn’t change the fact that they shouldn’t be getting paid due to their name and how liked they are among the fans. The NCAA has been making an abundance of money on these college athletes while these athletes get nothing. Furthermore, besides the NCAA making so much money from these student-athletes, the universities are as well. The universities get so much money by signing well-known players and also, if they win their conference and how far they get in the NCAA tournament. Not to mention, it is watched nationwide and the stadiums/arenas get packed, which generates the money for the Universities and the NCAA. So far California is the only state that will allow college students to profit from their name but this is costing them a lot because the NCAA is willing to shut California out of all NCAA competitions. For example, Zion Williamson brought so much attention to Duke and from this Duke generated money just by having Zion on the team and not to mention other players they had like RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish. Having well-known players play for any university will produce them more and more money. In conclusion, I personally believe that college students should get paid because they’re not student-athletes, they’re more like athlete students. These student-athletes put so much time into the sport, it’s like they’re playing on a professional level. They train for a significant number of hours during the day and then have to travel to games. They should at least be allowed to market themselves so they could get some type of money for their hard work and dedication that they put into the sport.


1)In California a new law has passed ruling that college athletes in California can be paid for images of themselves and their names for marketing reasons.The NCAA objects to this ruling. This law does not apply to all student athletes that fall under the NCAA control, but only the ones that are student athletes in California. With this law only having the student athletes in California, the NCAA claims this creates an unfair recruitment advantage to the colleges and universities in California because they say that student athletes may consider going to college in California due to them being allowed to get paid for their hard work and athletic ability. This creates unfairness to the other student athletes though, that put in the same, if not more hard work to be great in their sport but do not get paid. The author of the journal, Martelle, had a very persuasive argument claiming that the NCAA profits an enormous amount of money from these student athletes that put in an extreme amount of hard work to be able to play for their college and the struggles they make. The NCAA profits exceed 1 million dollars, by the most recent IRS report, with the president making $2.4 million a year. The author does not talk about how many of the athletes are on athletic scholarships and full rides to college because of their athletic ability or how the NCAA uses the money they make to help keep fund the athletic programs.Instead the author talks about how the student athletes do not get paid directly for their athletic ability by the NCAA. While his article would be a very persuasive article if you knew nothing else about college sports or scholarships. For the article to be truly persuasive to his side of the argument that the NCAA is profiting too much from college athletes, I would need to also see how much college athletes get for scholarships and compare it to how much money their sports bring in per year for the NCAA and colleges themselves, before I say that student athletes need to get paid for their images of themselves and their names for marketing reasons.


I agree that the players/workers should get paid if there is a profit being made off them and their names/likenesses. It is systematic exploitation and they deserve payment for their work, especially if the profit is millions and up to a billion. The NCAA feels that the law is “an unconstitutional interference in interstate commerce” so its government interference within state businesses is unconstitutional or not the American way. The NCAA argues that if some schools pay their players it will give students an incentive to go there rather than somewhere else and create an unfair recruiting advantage as well. Martelle disagrees with their claim and thinks that it is hopeful to assume that the teams were balanced in recruiting and on the field because they are not. Marttele’s attitude in this article is fiery and it’s effective in getting his point across and strengthening his opinion. His argument would have been less effective without the attitude because it wouldn't have shown his passion as much and it would seem robotic or forced. The NCAA is not acting in the students best interest. The law is heading the future of college in the right direction. No the law does not give California a serious advantage in recruitment. Students who don't have financial aid or scholarships to pay for food, room and board, tuition and basically pay to be on their sports team so if there's a profit they should be able to collect. Two hundred and fifty words boy

The article is a reaction to the NCAA's reaction of a new California law that is allowing players of college sports in the state of California to earn money for their names/likenesses. California is the first state to allow players to get paid in college. The NCAA is heavily opposed to the law and is trying to fight it and even threatens to remove the state of California from the NCAA altogether. The writer of the article thinks it's about time that players get paid for their work and that the NCAA is and has been exploiting them since the beginning.


The NCAA has strict guidelines that prohibit college athletes from making a profit off their own name and image. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is full of players who bring in a ton of revenue for their university. These players, both male and females, have trained their entire lives to get to the position they are in now. The problem isn’t whether or not the college should pay the players but if they should be allowed to accept outside sources of income based on how liked they are. In this era of social media, exposure is at its highest peak. Middle school and high school players are posting their highlights and are being seen all over the world. College and pro scouts are now able to see talent like never before.Once social media explodes over a player their name is known by anyone who pays attention to the sport. If the player is liked and talked about enough companies from all over will want them to endorse their brand. This is becoming a problem because the NCAA will not allow it, even though the players bring in a ton of money for their universities. If the NCAA finds out about a player accepting an outside source of income they will revoke their eligibility to play. Scott Martelle spoke about California passing a new law that allows collegiate athletes to profit off how liked they are. In response to this law, the NCAA has threatened to shut California out of bowl games and March Madness tournaments. They believe that allowing California players to make a profit off themselves would create an unfair advantage when it comes to recruiting. This is not true because there are still college power houses that will bring in top tier players either way. At the end of the day, players should be able to accept outside sources of income to better themselves financially because to them this is their career.


Although the NCAA has gone through many scandals over the years 'stealing' money from people and governing an abundance of money to pay athletes under the radar to get them to come to a certain school to shine. I think with the benefits that these players receive through these prestigious universities and colleges receiving scholarships, free gear, academic advisory, and many other things, these athletes should definitely not receive a base salary because they would spend money recklessly because they would have no control, but should get paid based on their likeliness to watching fans because it will want to make them a better player. Many people across America think that these athletes should receive a salary based on playing in the college divisions, but then again these athletes could show up to play and do the bare minimum. If these athletes get paid based on their jersey marketing it will force these collegiate athletes to want to play harder and it will make the game more interesting. Taking California out of the picture for giving these players to market themselves is bizarre and it should not be happening. These athletes give time day in and day out to try to get themselves into the 'big league' to perform at the professional level. With likeliness, and marketing images could give professional sport recruiters an easier stand to draft these student athletes. I think that this should go nation wide and players should be given the opportunity to market themselves at a high level.

The article explains how California passed a law to give players the opportunity to market themselves based on their athletic abilities and how well they are known in the league. This being said California is starting a trend to give athletes money to work hard to get themselves on the field or the court. The NCAA is not for this rule and is ready to ban California from all athletic competition. This could potentially be because the NCAA is a money scandal but California is ready to go against them. The author agrees with the California law and is trying to take a stand to Give these athletes a chance to show how they really perform.


Income opportunities for NCAA athletes has been a controversial topic for many years. I think that college athletes should get paid a small salary every year. Universities and coaches get paid the big bucks while people who are actually doing most of the work receive no compensation. The players and teams who perform the best should be paid the most. Also if athletes jerseys or other merchandise with the player's name on it are sold, they should be compensated. I think California's new law is a step in the right direction because these college athletes work just as hard as professional athletes and have to keep up their grades to even play their sport. I do not think the NCAA acts in the students best interest because the athletes should have been getting paid a long time ago. They're also been many cases of the NCAA suspending athletes for very outrageous things like borrowing money from family friends to fly out a significant other which is exactly what happened in the case of Ohio State football player Chase Young in November earlier this year. He was suspended 2 games for this. I don't think Californias “ unfair recruiting,” is a serious issue in the college sports world because any school can get involved and be a very active recruiter if they try hard enough to get the best players. I think this is a huge step in the right direction for all of college sports and this issue will keep on growing if not handled with soon.


A recent law passed in California gives college athletes the ability to be paid for their names being used. The company can sell the jerseys and apparel of the player and then in return the player makes a commission off of what they sell. The player will be making this money alongside whatever scholarship the school decided to give them. I believe this is a totally fair thing because if the college wants to brand itself off of that particular player and their sport the player should be entitled to a fair amount of compensation. We aren’t talking millions and millions of dollars here, we are talking a commission, a small percentage, of how much apparel the player sells. However, the rebuttal is that they don’t want this possibility of compensation to sway an athlete’s college decision. That’s why the money given to the athletes should be a universal system of commission based on sales, but that’s a whole different story. Each college should offer students the same commission rates this way a students decision isn’t surrounded around money, and it is what they truly believe the best choice is for them.

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