The Death of Amateurism

Recording: The Death of Amateurism, Mar 11, 2018


Ray Jackson

Ray Jackson's Rising Stars/5th Wheel Agency

Andy Schwarz

Historical Basketball League

A defining premise of the NCAA is that amateurism—that athletes are unpaid students—is an essential part of the appeal of college athletics. The upstart Historical Basketball League seeks to challenge that notion simply by paying players. Revenues generated by college sports are in the billions of dollars, shouldn't the labor producing all that value be paid for it?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Intermediate