The Value of Amateurism
68 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2018 Last revised: 27 Dec 2018
Date Written: December 1, 2018
Former Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete reviews university finances and NCAA case law to make the argument that a dollar figure cannot be put on the value of a decent education. Courts should take the opportunity to realize that paying student-athletes in cash, or in kind, comes at a greater cost. Sports will be cut and access to higher education will be restricted for many. Moreover, academic values will be subordinated to short term financial gain. Student-athlete gain in being compensated does not outweigh the resulting losses in educational values.
Keywords: NCAA, Student-Athletes, Athlete, OBannon, National Collegiate Athlete Association, Compensation, Antitrust, Jenkins, UCLA, Marquette, College Sports, College, NCAA Compensation Restrictions, Amateur, Amateurism, Kessler, Rule of Reason, Per Se, Quick Look, Board of Regents, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: Z2, Z20, Z21, Z22, Z23, Z28, Z29, A1, A10, A11, A2, A22, E24, E25, E42, E44, E64, I2, I20, I21, I22
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