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Responding to increased concerns about the fiscal sustainability of big-time intercollegiate athletics, continued exploitation of athletics, and efforts to blame Title IX for pressures on men’s sports, Professor Ross offers a provocative Reform Charter that would (1) limit Men’s Division I-A scholarship programs to those that are financially sustainable; (2) limit Women’s Division I-A programs to an equal number of scholarship opportunities; (3) require all other sports to operate on a non-scholarship, limited budget basis; and (4) reduce aid to football to 55 equivalent positions; and (5)
Penn State Law Professor Stephen Ross has been invited to participate in Harvard Law School’s 2011 Sports Law Symposium on March 25, 2011. The theme for the symposium is amateurism. Each of the panels will shed light on the key issues facing amateur athletes, such as how organizations define amateurism, the role of NCAA in conference alignment, and the relationship between college athletes and player agents.

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