The Death of Amateurism

Speakers

Andy Schwarz

Historical Basketball League

Ray Jackson

Rise Up, Inc

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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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Intermediate