amateurism : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The cult of amateurism was from the beginning an assertion of social-class values, and it led to heated disputes, athletic boycotts and breakaways.
  • If you read through the arguments and Op-Eds over the past few years about the impact of Web amateurism, you'll find that the debate keeps cycling back to two refrains: the impact .
  • Culture Minister Adrian Iorgulescu accused the opposition of "amateurism, populism and demagoguery.
News & Articles

  • NCAA spokesman: 'Suit threatens college sports'
    A day after the plaintiffs' lawyers in an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA and two co-defendants filed an amended complaint regarding the use of athletes' names, images and likenesses, the association's general counsel responded by acknowledging the threat the case presents to the collegiate model of amateurism.
    July 19, 2013 - WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
  • Six College Football Players Join Lawsuit Against NCAA
    Sports It doesn’t take a sports nut to realize how prominent college athletics are in the United States. Whether its March Madness or BCS bowl season, amateur athletics enthralls the nation while pulling in billions of dollars worth of ticket sales, merchandise sales and TV deals. All the while, the student-athletes only receive compensation through a scholarship in the name of amateurism and ...
    July 19, 2013 - Opposing Views

  • Mike Slive in ESPN
    Those are amateur issues that arose prior to their coming to our schools,Slive said of Sidney and Wall. "Those are strictly amateurism issues. As we told our people, somebody needs to determine if they are eligible. It's not relative to...
  • Rick Stansbury in
    We are happy to get Renardo academically admitted,Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said in a statement on Monday afternoon. "But we know this is just the first step. Now, he has to get his amateurism status resolved."

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