A Slam Dunk For Freedom
For more than a century, the NCAA has operated as both a cartel and a communist government, suppressing the earning power of top athletes in major sports and forcing them to subsidize smaller sports.
A one-month basketball tournament, for example — March Madness — funds entire seasons of travel, meals, equipment, and training for entire teams in sports like field hockey.
But the Supreme Court’s ruling in June (though a narrow one) has kicked off sweeping changes to college sports. Among other things, athletes can now profit from their names, images, and likenesses (NIL).
How did the NCAA defend itself, and where does it go from here? Was the Supreme Court’s decision justified? Watch, research on your own, and share your thoughts in the comments.
A SLAM DUNK FOR LIBERTY features some of the great moments in college basketball and football history — from Michael Jordan’s championship-winning shot to Christian Laettner’s iconic buzzer-beater to Miami football’s iconoclastic dynasty — while laying out the facts around the NCAA’s century-long hypocrisy.
Additionally, Peter Jaworski, Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University, reprises his role as critic of the NCAA (see more from him here) and Ayn Rand even makes a cameo appearance (learn how she inspired a classic rock album here.