NCAA at the Crossroads: How O’Bannon v. NCAA Could Change College Sports

Brewster, Evan (2014) NCAA at the Crossroads: How O’Bannon v. NCAA Could Change College Sports. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dr. Marvin King from Political Science, University of Mississippi.

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This thesis investigates the current model of American college athletics and how football and basketball, specifically, have become extremely commercialized. This piece begins with an analysis of the current state of amateur college athletics and the changes that have taken place recently. O’Bannon v. NCAA signifies the one of the most recent challenges to NCAA power, attempting to change the unjust system that requires student-athletes to remain amateur while universities profit off the athletic contests. An evaluation of previous legal challenges to the NCAA help frame an assessment of the case itself thus far. To conclude, cases like O’Bannon and the potential for college athletes to unionize will be evaluated. Their potential impact on American college athletics will be discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Brewster, Evan
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Political Science and History
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Marvin King
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Depositing User: Evan Brewster
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 15:40
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 15:40

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