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Counterfeit Amateurs: An Athlete's Journey Through the by Allen L. Sack

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By Allen L. Sack

Allen Sack's publication, Counterfeit Amateurs, is an insightful, first-hand account of the issues in intercollegiate activity. Sack masterfully intertwines his reviews as an athlete at Notre Dame with the issues dealing with collegiate game this present day. he's in a position to move from the previous to the current seemlessly and offers proof that the the area of intercollegiate activity has develop into enormous company with a spotlight on commercialization and being profitable and clear of the athletes who're generating the profit. therefore, Sack makes a serious argument for athlete's rights.

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The deafening noise of the crowd and the excitement and pageantry associated with that classic round-robin series made a lasting impression on young athletes like me. These games were my first direct exposure to college sports, and they had an impact that far exceeded watching games on television or listening to them on the radio. By the time I reached adolescence I had been swept up by the sports enthusiasm that pervaded Boothwyn and the surrounding towns. Although I was still in junior high school, I sensed that school sports, especially high school football, were an important focus of community pride.

When I was in junior high school he let me tag along with him to basketball courts where all of the players were much older than I. I would wait patiently at courtside until a team was desperate for another player. From those early pickup games I developed into a very good basketball player. In junior high school, basketball was my first love. I played for the sheer joy of it. There were no specialized sports camps back then, and the thought that playing sports would someday earn me a scholarship never entered my mind.

Out on the bargaining table came travel expenses back and forth to Notre Dame during the school year, a summer job, and the payment of other expenses I might incur beyond room, board, and tuition. I often wonder if I could have asked for more—like a car and membership in the Chicago Playboy Club—but Mr. Tose focused on basic living expenses and the benefits of attending Notre Dame. I saw nothing particularly unusual about these offers. After all, several universities had already paid my travel expenses to visit their campuses.

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