Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Boyce Asks Stanford University: Should College Athletes Be Paid?


Dr. Boyce Watkins, faculty affiliate at The College Sport Research Institute, is going to speak to the Stanford NAACP on Wednesday, March 3.  The topic of the conversation will be “Does the NCAA Represent an Opportunity or Exploitation?”

Dr. Watkins is one of the leading authorities on the NCAA and Black Male Athletes.  He has advocated for college athletes to be paid, and founded the group ALARM: The Athlete Liberation and Academic Reform Movement.  He is also the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, with 60,000 members nation-wide and a regular contributor to MSNBC, CNN and other networks.  Finally, he is the resident Scholar for AOL Black Voices, the largest black news website in the country.

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