Amateurism

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Amateurism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

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  • the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money

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  • 1931 Op-Ed Eviscerates "Hypocrisy ... Utter Cowardice" Of College Sports
    It's heartening to realize that the general sentiment toward the scam that is collegiate amateurism seems to have come around to the Death To The NCAA worldview. What's gone unappreciated, though, is just how long the fight to expose the fraudulent governance of amateur sports has been going on. The concept of amateurism only arose, after all, as a way for Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'
  • Don't Feed (or Shelter) The Athletes: The Absurdity Of NCAA Amateurism In 2015
    This week, ESPN reported that Baylor University walk-on Silas Nacita has been removed from the school's football roster for violating NCAA amateurism rules. The alleged violation: the formerly homeless Baylor University running back had purportedly accepted food and shelter from a mere acquaintance. While the NCAA has since tweeted that it "did [...] Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'
  • SNYDER: NCAA's stance on amateurism doesn't line up with big-money TV deals
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Amateur competition is a bedrock principle of college athletics and the NCAA. Maintaining amateurism is crucial to preserving an academic environment in which acquiring a quality education is the first priority. In the collegiate model of sports, the young men and women competing on the field or court are ... Read more on this news related to 'Amateurism'

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