It is the position of the SAA that all college student athletes begin and remain amateur athletes while attending college. Payment for college athletes should be scholarships that can include tuition, books, dorm accommodations, meal on campus or while traveling. Anything above this should be considered “subsidized” and is considered in violation of the SAA’s governing body.
The SAA (Student Athletic Association) is an organization that was developed to protect and keep all college athletes in an amateur status. The SAA’s job is to make sure student athletes are not being taken advantage of and are remaining true to the student first mission set forth by the SAA “College studies should not undertake for the love of money, not for fame, not out of ambition for some livelihood beyond college, but only out of love.” (Lewis, 2006). The college experience is in jeopardy among college athletes and the SAA stands firm on the values system that is the college university.
Football is the reason for the beginning of the SAA. In 1905 18 college f…