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December 2017 NSDA Public Forum: NCAA Athletics

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release its December 2017 NSDA Public Forum resources on NCAA Athletics!

The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on November1st, 2017, is:

Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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NCAA Athletics Index

 

 

META

  • FLSA TESTS DESCRIBED

PRO

  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: STUDENTS MEET THE LEGAL CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYEES
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: STUDENTS ARE ALREADY PROFESSIONALS EXCEPT FOR PAY
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: COLLEGES MAKE BILLIONS; STUDENT ATHLETES MUST BE GIVEN FAIR DUE
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: WE SHOULD SEE EMPLOYEES AS WORK STUDY STUDENTS 
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: FLEETING NATURE OF ATHLETIC ABILITY MEANS WE SHOULD GIVE STUDENT ATHLETES SPECIAL NOTICE 
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: SPIRIT OF AMATEURISM AND HEAVY-HANDED NCAA TACTICS VIOLATE ANTI-TRUST LAWS 
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: BARRING PAYMENT IS ILLEGAL 
  • STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYEES: OFFER OF SCHOLARSHIPS PROVES STATUS AS EMPLOYEES 
  • FSLA DESIGNATION GOOD: WOULD IMPACT BIG CONFERENCES 
  • FSLA DESIGNATION GOOD: WILL IMPROVE TREATMENT OF ATHLETES 
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: STUDENT ATHLETES ARE PRISONERS/SLAVES 
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: AMATEURISM REQUIREMENTS PUSH INJUSTICES 
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: NCAA/SCHOOLS CARE MORE ABOUT MONEY AND STUDENTS 
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: STUDENT ATHLETES NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE A LIVING WHILE PLAYING 
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: STUDENTS LACK RESOURCES TO BE COMFORTABLE DURING COLLEGE
  • STUDENT ATHLETES HARMED: ATHLETES INCREASINGLY INJURED 
  • UNIONIZING STUDENT ATHLETES GOOD: GIVE STUDENTS POWER TO MAKE LIVES BETTER 
  • UNIONIZING STUDENT ATHLETES GOOD: CON ADOPTS UNION BUSTING RHETORIC 
  • A/T: COURTS HAVE DISMISSED STUDENT CLAIMS 
  • A/T: AMATEURISM IS AN IMPORTANT TRADITION 
  • A/T: PRO WILL BLOW UP THE NCAA FOREVER! 
  • A/T: NCAA IS REFORMING TO MEET ATHLETES NEEDS 
  • A/T: EMPLOYEES CAN BE FIRED 
  • A/T: STUDENT ATHLETES SHOULD BE STUDENTS FIRST 
  • A/T: MANY SPORTS WILL BE CUT 
  • A/T: STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A MONEY GRAB 
  • A/T: STUDENT ATHLETES GET AN EDUCATION AS COMPENSATION
  • A/T: ANTI-TRUST ACTION IS PREFERABLE 

CON 

  • STUDENTS AREN’T EMPLOYEES: COURTS AGREE 
  • STUDENTS AREN’T EMPLOYEES: NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD AGREES 
  • STUDENTS AREN’T EMPLOYEES: THEY ARE STUDENTS 
  • STUDENT GET COMPENSATION FOR PLAY!! 
  • STUDENT PAYMENT BAD: MOST SCHOOLS AREN’T CASH COWS 
  • STUDENT PAYMENT BAD: STUDENTS AND PARENTS OVER ESTIMATE THEIR VALUE 
  • STUDENT PAYMENT BAD: HARMS STUDENTS MORE THAN IT HELPS STUDENTS 
  • FSLA DESIGNATION MEANINGLESS: ONLY APPLIES TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS 
  • FSLA DESIGNATION MEANINGLESS: WON’T FIX SYSTEMIC ISSUES IN THE NCAA 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP UNDERMINES COLLEGE 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS COULD INTRODUCE STRIKES TO ATHLETICS 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: SUBJECTS ALL STUDENT COMPENSATION TO TAXES 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: SUBJECTS ALL STUDENT ATHLETES TO BEING FIRED 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: HURTS PROGRAM PARITY 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: HURTS TITLE IX 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: WON’T INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: WILL NOT IMPROVE LABOR RELATIONS 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: FANS AGAINST 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: WILL HURT NON-FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL SPORTS
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: HURTS ATHLETE CONNECTION WITH THE CAMPUS 
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT BAD: NO FAIR WAY TO DECIDE COMPENSATION 
  • ALTERNATIVE ACTION: REWORK THE SYSTEM FOR ELITE ATHLETES 
  • LABOR ACTION BAD: LABOR LAW WRONG WAY TO ADDRESS HARMS 
  • LABOR ACTION BAD: ANTI-TRUST IS A BETTER AVENUE FOR REFORMS HERE 
  • LABOR ACTION BAD: NEED TO FIND SOLUTIONS WITHOUT INTRODUCING EMPLOYMENT LAW 
  • A/T: UNIONS SAY STUDENT ATHLETES SHOULD UNIONIZE 
  • A/T: STUDENT ATHLETES ARE STARVING 
  • A/T: SLAVERY RHETORIC 
  • A/T: NCAA IS A PROFIT-DRIVEN MONSTER 

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