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Saturday, March 8 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Paid to Play: The Future of College Athletics

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The model of amateurism in college sports is slowly dying. It is being destroyed by the central contradiction of college sports: unpaid student labor earning greater and greater profits for coaches and administrators without seeing the fruits of their labor.
The questions our presentation wants to ask, and then hopefully answer, is "What comes next for college athletics?" What are the models that might work? What are the obstacles standing in the way of giving student-athletes a greater share of the profits? Can college athletics co-exist with the university model as it currently stands, or does it need to become something else entirely, perhaps even separating from the university system completely? This session is part of the brand new SXsports programming at SXSW 2014.

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Emmanuel Acho

LinebackerPhiladelphia EaglesEmmanuel Acho is currently a member of the Philadelphia Eagles after being drafted and traded from the Cleveland Browns the preceding year. Graduating from the University of Texas in December of 2011 with a degree in sports management, he is currently... Read More →

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Spencer Hall

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Andy Staples

Sr WriterSports IllustratedSenior writer Andy Staples is biding his time at Sports Illustrated until someone hires him to edit and write for a publication dedicated only to barbecue. Until then, his first dream job will have to suffice.

Saturday March 8, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel, Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

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