Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NCAA, Professionalism, Amateurism, Compensation, Anti-trust
National Collegiate Athletic Association; NCAA football; Compensation; Wages; Money; Professionalism in sports; Employees; Antitrust law
At this point in August there are those who think that football season is already in full swing. They are probably deceived into thinking this by the increase in the number of assault arrests being made of both the professionals and the collegians. There seems to be little difference between the two, and indeed the myth of that difference was rejected this week by a federal judge in the O’Bannon Case. As if in anticipation of the decision, the NCAA itself negated its claim of amateurism once again by approving a change in its rules that will allow the five largest conferences to increase the amount of money they can spend in recruiting amateurs to play in the intercollegiate professional ranks.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "O'Bannon and the Five Giants" (2014). On Sport and Society. 109.