Amateur status + big-time sports = hypocrisy

By , Guest Columnist Updated: November 13, 2019 4:11 PM CT | Published: November 13, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Aram Goudsouzian

Aram Goudsouzian is professor of history at the University of Memphis. His books include “Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear.”

Memphis sports fans are enraged about the enforcement of amateurism on the immensely talented basketball center James Wiseman, arguing that the NCAA’s execution is arbitrary and biased. In fact, amateurism, by its very nature, is arbitrary and biased.


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