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Thursday, November 7 • 9:10am - 10:10am
College Athlete Advocacy Within the Global Athlete Advocacy Movement

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Numerous scholars and commentators have concluded the NCAA has built its business on the exploitation of “Power-5” football and men’s basketball, the majority of whom are racial minorities whose welfare is jeopardized by a conflict-ridden power base that favors those in control and whose value is suppressed by an elaborate regulatory system (Byers, 1995; Hawkins, 2010; Southall & Staurowsky, 2013). Our discussion of college athletes, labor, and advocacy within the broader global athletes-rights movement will be framed by Schwab’s (2018) theoretical conception of the role athlete activism can play in reconciling sport with human rights. Specifically, we will: (1) Critique NCAA responses to two lawsuits (Alston v. NCAA, 2019; O’Bannon v. NCAA, 2015) that found the NCAA to be in violation of federal antitrust law. (2) Discuss efforts to organize players and challenge NCAA hegemony (College Athlete Advocacy Initiative; College Athlete Players Association; National College Players Association). (3) Engage session attendees.

Presenters:
Richard Southall
Tim Nevius
Eric Kindler

Thursday November 7, 2019 9:10am - 10:10am EST
Avamere

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