Say what you want about the tenets of amateurism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

Just a reminder that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments for the Alston appeal.  You can read a good summary of what’s at stake here, but here’s a succinct reminder that, when push comes to shove, amateurism abides:

If Alston wins, would that mark the end of amateurism?

No. “Amateurism” is a label used to define a set of NCAA rules that govern college sports and that, by prohibiting certain types of commercial opportunities, attempt to distinguish college athletes from professional ones. These rules have changed over the years—including through reforms sparked by Ed O’Bannon’s litigation—and will continue to evolve, regardless of the Court’s forthcoming ruling. Nothing will “end” amateurism as much as change it.

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6 responses to “Say what you want about the tenets of amateurism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

  1. 79dawg

    Wonder how long it took the lawyers and PR consultants to come up with that word salad – the ethos is whatever keeps the gravy train rolling….

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  2. Bwahahahahahahahahaha! I can’t stop laughing. “Amateurism is what we (the NCAA) say it is.” Ha! Only government can change the definition of legal words in this country willie nillie. Let’s see how the supreme court likes that kind of thinking. 🙂

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  3. Cant get the link to open.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    I was thinking of Humpty Dumpty from Alice in Wonderland.

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