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A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Apr 6th, 2021 | 1:08:21

12: Iron Thrones, Omissions, Conflations, and a Gender Equity Teaser: More on the Alston Argument

The NCAA’s quest for federal antitrust immunity in the US Supreme Court is in the books. This episode does some clean-up work on issues I didn’t address in the first post-argument episode and also looks at some things that were left out of the argument. I also explore some examples of the NCAA’s conflation fetish which is designed to convince Congress and federal courts that Alabama football and Smith College rowing are two peas in an amateurism pod. You are also treated to a spontaneous gender equity rant by the host. I break down post-argument propaganda from the NCAA’s chief legal officer and also from NCAA President Mark Emmert who apparently didn’t get the memo that the NCAA’s quest for the Iron Throne of college sports regulation is still a covert operation. Oops!