NCAA Athlete's Benefits

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7th ILP assignment for English 102. Earned a B


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Hunter Hartnett Professor Crawford English 102 4 April 2014 Pathos ILP Pre Research This assignment asked me to find a substantive article on my topic the introduction of monetary benefits to players in the NCAA and find the underlying emotional tone of the argument I am also deciding whether I believe the tone furthered or hindered the author s claims in the piece and whether the author could have made any alterations to strengthen their claim I chose the article Should The NCAA Change Its Rule To Pay For Play collaborated by the NPR staff and published on their website NPR org I chose this article because it highlighted arguments from both sides so that I could examine conflicting emotional tones and find what was successful in their arguments It also provided an interview with Donna Shalala the president of The University of Miami discussing her thoughts on the possibility of the ACC and the NCAA providing monetary incentives to players in the future Citation Staff NPR Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play NPR NPR 03 Apr 2014 Web 04 Apr 2014 This article written by the National Public Radio staff discusses the possibility of paying collegiate athletes in the near future and received feedback supporting both sides of the argument While the writers of the article remain neutral for the most part they receive and respond to arguments for both sides They consider wage restrictions where the concept that these college athletes if paid should make No more than the average wage of other student workers on campus and than field the idea that these athletes leave college with a degree from a prestigious university and no student loans in this day and age this should be all the compensation they need The article goes on to cover an interview with the president of The University of Miami Donna Shalala who is strongly against these pay for play policies She cites problems with the concept such as some schools object to it for good reason they couldn t financially afford it and that most athletic departments all but 23 aren t running a profit and almost all are receiving subsidies from the school or the government She does however recognize the changing of times and that compensation is starting to become expected for any sort of extracurricular work Post Research While the tone of the article written by the NPR staff is neutral and strictly from a unbiased standpoint the input they received as well as the interview with Donna Shalala clearly have underlying emotional tones to support their viewpoints Many of the arguments against paying players invoked feelings of entitlement and greed such as that representing their school as an athlete is an honor in and in and of itself The underlying tone in that statement is that the athletes are lucky enough to be playing for the school and that Jacob Huntington the author resents the idea that players are asking for more compensation On the other side of the argument the tone is more sympathetic towards the athletes and understanding of the hard work and commitment that goes into college athletics and the risk of injury that these athletes endure Ideas such as college athletes should receive workers compensation life insurance and medical care for injuries sustained while engaging in college athletics so sympathy towards the athletes and an interest in their well being This promotes the main claim of the statement as it brings a sense of pity on to the athletes While the article in itself is primarily a neutral observation of the situation much of the input included has underlying emotional tones


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