College Sports: “Amateurism” in Flux
Guest: Dr. John Holden, Assistant Professor of Management in the Spears School of Business
Since the mid-1900s, the NCAA has described college sports as following an “amateurism” model that revolved around athletes being compensated primarily through scholarships, as opposed to salaries or through endorsement deals. In the Summer of 2021, however, everything changed. The Alston Supreme Court decision ruled that the NCAA’s caps on academic aid is a violation of antitrust law. Shortly thereafter, the NCAA declared that a college athlete would be allowed to profit from her/his name, image, and likeness for the first time in 100 years. At this OSU Research on Tap, we will discuss what led to these monumental changes, and what they could mean for the future of college sports nationwide and at Oklahoma State University. ~~ The Oklahoma State University Division of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with Iron Monk Brewery, is excited to present an opportunity for you, the public, to meet and interact with experts from a wide range of research fields at OSU. Researchers from the sciences, arts and humanities will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Sewell, the Vice President for Research, to have a conversation regarding their work and the impact it has on you and your community. Ample time will be provided for you to interact with the researcher and questions are encouraged in this informal, but informative, setting. We hope you will join us the third Monday of each month to enjoy some of Stillwater’s own local brew while chatting about some of the impactful and interesting research happening here on the OSU campus. Each session will be approximately 20 minutes of open dialogue between Dr. Sewell and the researcher, followed by questions and discussion from the audience.