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Ellen Staurowsky, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, highlights research from her report with Ramogi Huma, executive director of National College Players Association, titled “How the NCAA Robs Predominantly Black Athletes of Billions in Generational Wealth.”

Commentary: College sport amateurism is a tool of oppression

By Ellen Staurowsky September 29, 2020
The NCAA’s principle of amateurism is the linchpin that perpetuates systemic racism through its policies and practices.

The Black Hat of the NCAA Joins the Rising Criticism

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa April 11, 2014

The individual who has perhaps benefited the most from the NCAA’s exploitation of amateurism is now calling out the institution for instability and inflexibility. Kentucky men’s basketball coach...

The Real “Madness” Is Off-Court for the NCAA

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa March 24, 2014

It’s ironic that on the same week of the event that generates 90 percent of the NCAA’s revenue, an anti-trust lawsuit was filed against it that cuts at the legs of the amateurism upon which the institution...

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