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LSU Science Cafe - Pay to Play
Tue, March 28, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industry
Speaker: Lori M. Martin, Associate Professor, LSU Department of Sociology
Top-tier college sports are extremely profitable. Despite the billions of dollars involved in this industry, none winds up in the hands of the athletes. The controversies surrounding whether colleges and universities should pay athletes to compete on these educational institutions' behalf is longstanding and coincides with the rise of the black athlete at predominately white colleges and universities. Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industry takes a hard look at historical and contemporary efforts to control sports participation and compensation for black athletes in amateur sports in general, and in big-time college sports programs, in particular.
As always, doors open at 5 p.m. for free food and networking, and the talk will start at 6 p.m. Remember, people of all ages are welcome, so please spread the word and join us for a fun and informative night.
For more info call 225-578-3870 for details.