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Saturday, November 9 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Roadblocks and Social Pressures – The Historical Basketball League and the Decolonization of College Sport

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In 2015, on the heels of the O’Bannon ruling, a plan to change the landscape of college sports was born. The Historic Basketball League (HBL) puts college athletes first, pays them, and ensures that they are getting an education that prepares them for life on and off the court. The goal of the HBL is to disrupt the exploitative amateur model and give athletes a fair alternative. Social, economic, and political forces (determined to maintain the status quo) have created a number of challenges/roadblocks, and forced the leagues leadership team to adjust and find alternative avenues in which to operate. This panel discussion, which includes members of the HBL’s leadership team and members of the educational advisory board, will discuss the HBL’s mission, structure, education model, and support services. Additionally, the panel will explain how external social, economic, and political forces have shaped the league through the formational years.

Ricky Volante
David West
Keith Sparks
Dr. Emmett Gill
Dr. Joseph Cooper
Dr. Dale Sheptak

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Spotswood Arms

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