Intercollegiate Athletics and Ethics

Thesis Statements:

Intercollegiate athletics is an excellent public relations and fund raising arm for colleges, while providing education and training to future professional athletes.


Intercollegiate athletics corrupt their educational institutions by creating a double standard and devaluing scholarship in favor of athletic competition.

Some of the issues in this argument:
What do colleges owe the student athlete?
Would financial compensation compromise academic and institutional integrity?
Should colleges be training grounds for athletic careers?
Should colleges lower the admission standards for athletes?
Is the huge amount of money spent by colleges on athletic programs justified?
How do winning teams benefit the university or college? the athlete?