The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

Guest Host:

Jen Golbeck
The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

The NCAA says student athletes can't be paid to play -- even as their coaches, athletic directors and schools earn millions from TV contracts. A group of football players at Northwestern University is seeking to change the rules, claiming they're university employees who should be able to form a union and bargain. We examine questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

Guests

Sally Jenkins

Staff writer and columnist at The Washington Post; Author of "The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed A Game, A People, A Nation" (Doubleday)

Gabriel Feldman

Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Sports Law Program, Tulane University Law School

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Professor of Tourism and Sport Management, George Washington University School of Business

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