The Literature On Pay For Play

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A Review of the Literature on “Pay-for-Play” in Intercollegiate Athletics by Sara J. Singleton
EDU 7253 Legal Environment of Higher Education
June 21, 2015

Abstract
In light of recent court cases such as O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the issue of whether intercollegiate student-athletes should be compensated for their athletic appearances on behalf of colleges has been featured in the news and been the subject of much scholarly writing. Some of the major streams of literature focus on the pros and cons of pay-for-play by looking at existing laws in the United States, the concept of amateurism, and the primary mission of colleges and universities. As institutions of higher education and the NCAA continue to battle over the appropriate role of profit and amateurism in college athletics, this topic is important for anyone considering higher education administration as a career as it impacts all colleges participating in intercollegiate athletics. Keywords: pay-for-play, NCAA, amateur sports, intercollegiate athletics, antitrust

A Review of the Literature on “Pay-for-Play” in Intercollegiate Athletics Because of recent court cases such as O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the issue of pay-for-play – whether student-athletes should be compensated for the participation in certain intercollegiate athletics – has been featured in the news and been the subject of much scholarly writing. This
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