race, gender and sport

Consider Earl Smith’s notion of an “athletic industrial complex.” In your initial post, respond to these questions:

  1. What are some examples of how student athletes function as exploited labor, given the relationship between intercollegiate athletics and profit-generating global economic institutions?
  2. As part of one of the most successful conferences in the NCAA, where does ASU fit into this discussion?

(1) an initial post of no less than 200 words responding to the assignment question(s); and (2) a response post of no less than 100 words responding to the post of one of your peers. You are encouraged to use the discussion board as a form of dialogue among the class, so you may post more than one response. You will be graded on the first response post. Grades are based on the time you post and that you meet the minimum word count. Late posts will receive 0 points; posts submitted on time but under the word count will be deducted 2 points.