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How the NCAA No Pay Rules Affect Female Athletes


While the college sports industry generates upwards of $13 billion per year, many of the athletes who compete in college sports live below the poverty line and under the strict control of their colleges and athletic conferences. These athletes will often compete in stadiums and arenas that are filled with corporate endorsements. And, yet, the players themselves have traditionally been denied the opportunity to profit from signing endorsement deals or otherwise profiting from their talents.

Recently, California State Senator Nancy Skinner has attempted to increase the financial freedoms of college athletes in California by working to pass the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would allow for California college athletes to earn money by licensing the rights to their name, image and likeness. State Senator Skinner has lauded the Fair Pay to Play Act as enhancing financial opportunity for all college athletes - including female competitors. However, others are more skeptical about who will be the bill's primary beneficiaries.

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity on April 14th as Baruch College Professor Marc Edelman, an expert on sports law and the rights of college athletes, will lead a discussion with State Senator Skinner and other national experts who have testified on the subject of the NCAA no pay rule, how the rule uniquely affects female athletes, and what may be in store for the future of women's NCAA sports.

A full list of speakers include:

Tan Boston, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Northern Kentucky University

Marc Edelman, Director of Sports Ethics, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Professor, Law Department, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College

Hayley Hodson, Former Stanford University Volleyball Player, Law Student, Activist and Storyteller

Dionne Koller, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Center for Sport and the Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Nancy Skinner, State Senator, California's 9th Senate District