Collegiate Sports

Due: Apr 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Rationale for project

Intercollegiate sport continues to be one of the hallmarks of the North American sports industries. An understanding of the governance and finances of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is key to any analysis of sports management and athletics business.

For this unit of the class, you are to write a report answering the following question:

“Based on the governance structure of the NCAA, the financial realities of the NCAA, and NCAA ‘amateurism,”, should student-athletes be paid by their university for their practice and participation in varsity intercollegiate athletics – and why?”

You must include cited research from at least 3 sources, at least one of which must be a scholarly journal. To find relevant scholarly journal articles for your paper, go to Lynn Library.

You may use your notes, textbook, handouts, library resources and Internet research. Where required or appropriate, you must cite to your sources in either APA format. For information on proper citation style or see a Lynn Library reference specialist.

You will be graded on your consideration of the specific above-mentioned elements and proper utilization and citation of sources, including the Sports Business Journal, and scholarly journals and language usage. The report must be 1750-2500 words and is to be submitted in typed, double-spaced form. A report that does not follow this form (including the citation and scholarly journal requirements) will be deducted one point. This project is worth 15% of your overall grade.

The content area from the rubric will be assessed based on your ability to address NCAA Governance structure, financial realities of the NCAA, and your ability to understand what an amateur athlete truly is.

Your report is to be submitted to the professor only through the Assignment link on the Canvas no later than the due date selected in class. The professor will not accept papers by hand or by e-mail. Late papers will be deducted 10% per calendar day submitted past the due date for up to 4 days Extensions may be granted on an individual basis and will only be granted for particularly sensitive cases.

Criterion

Points

Developed idea and established opinion

50 points

Sources to support with evidence

30 points

Ethical Considerations

20 points

This is worth 15% of total grade

100 points

The work that you turn in must be only your own. Academic dishonesty in any manner will not be tolerated by any student at any time. Noncompliance, which shall be determined at the sole discretion of the professor, shall result in the student receiving a score of zero points for the project and may result in the professor contacting University disciplinary officials.

 
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