Professionalized Amateurs: College Athletes & ‘Pay-for-Play

by aglowka April 29, 2020 comments

Jennifer Hoffman, Associate Professor, UW College of Education, will present "Professionalized Amateurs: College Athletes & ‘Pay-for-Play’" at the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Workshare Series on May 8. 

College sports are widely assumed to be amateur, but the path to becoming a college athlete and today's college athletic careers are highly professionalized. Still, amateur ideals continue to influence debate over college athlete pay. "Professionalized Amateurs: College Athletes & ‘Pay-for-Play" will explain the current changes in the pay-for-play policy debate and how these shifts are being shaped by policy, youth sports, and the institutions themselves. 

Hoffman will share excerpts from her recently published book, "College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition."

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020 

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

Format: Registration is required. Workshares are hosted on-line via Zoom and are open to the public.

Zoom meeting links and workshare papers will be circulated to registered attendees a week in advance of the workshare. Participants are expected to have read the paper before the meeting and be prepared for discussion.

Register here

Questions? Please email