Jul 28, 2011

Student "Athletes"

Every once in awhile you hear a groundswell of people calling for a change in the way the NCAA does business. Coaches, AD's and many others make millions while the student "athletes" down on the field/court get nada.

Check out this Frontline video for some interesting insight into both sides of the argument and then share it with your class. A great deal of discussion about labor costs (or lack of labor costs) mixed in there.

Looking for some follow up? Maybe a little outside reading to supplement the video? Look here and here for the "just pay them already" side of things. Look here and here for the "the system is just fine (kind of)" side of things.