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Source 1: This source explains how scholarships are determined in college and how salaries are usually determined in professional sports. There are formulas to estimate the amount of revenue a player will provide to the organization through wins and performance. I plan to use this source to show how players bring in a considerable amount of revenue, but are not compensated fairly for their value.
Source 2: This source explains how the NCAA has turned into more of a business rather than a place for young players to perfect their skills as athletes before moving on to the next level of sports. In fact, some players are even taken advantage of and they are unaware of what their signature to play actually entails. I plan to use this source to make a call to action moving forward, in terms of providing clarity.
Source 3: This source explains the correlation between athletes maintaining a spot on a college team and the psychological impact on fulfilling expectations. I plan to use this source to show how promises to remain on a team incentivizes players to play above expectations and train harder. However, this tactic could be a way for programs to also make more revenue through wins and accolades.
Source 4: This source also explains how the NCAA has turned into more of a business than an amateur sports league. It talks of how student-athletes are more like employees rather than students. I plan to use this source to parallel the forty hour work week of a full time employee at any job to the approximate forty hours dedicated to practices, weight training, conditioning, and contests.
My sources work well together because they cover all parts of my thesis statement. Players bring in a large amount of revenue, most programs will stop at nothing to increase this revenue, the aspect of amateurism has basically vanished from college sports, and most players are not compensated fairly for their performance. Some of my sources will provide statistics of money and salaries, while others will provide insight to the thought processes, or psychological aspects of this issue.