The National Collegiate Athletic Association was founded more than a century ago on the worthy principals of protecting and benefiting student athletes. Unfortunately, today's NCAA falls woefully short of meeting those goals. "The Business of Amateurs" sets out to make the case that the NCAA places the profits of college sports programs nationwide ahead of the best interests of athletes and their

  • DirectorBob DeMars
  • Starring Ed O'bannon Kain Colter
  • Runtime 1 hr 29 min
  • StudioGravitas Ventures
  • QualityHD



Reviews about The Business Of Amateurs

The Business Of Amateurs
Law Life
Eager to see more movies like this

My wife and I viewed this during a limited release in Oakland, CA. Really opens your eyes to the world of college sports, especially football and basketball. Both of us having been former athletes, we were intrigued by the plot and wanted to see what the directors had in store. This film continued to leave us scratching our heads as to why more isn't being done to protect the "student-athletes". Do yourself a favor and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

The Business Of Amateurs
Amazon Customer
Loved this Film!

The Business of Amateurs showcases the realities and hypocrisy surrounding the NCAA, through student-athletes' emotional stories of triumph on the field, and the hefty price they are now paying off the field. This film is a much needed, eye-opening and timely wake-up call to all who play, watch, and support collegiate and professional sports. Very well done!

The Business Of Amateurs
Tom Ortez
Thoughtful and informative

As an avid college football fan, I found this documentary extremely well done and informative regarding the health and well being of the athletes.

The Business Of Amateurs
Amazon Customer
You don't have to be a sports fan to find this movie fascinating,

Ouch! Sports puts a high price on that "free" college education. In case you think football players are having a great life like it seemed in high school, the answer is: "Not so much."

The Business Of Amateurs
Zachary D. Spurlin
Great Film...Learn what it means to get a "free ride"

Great info...especially now that my son has entered collegiate athletics. If you ever thought that college athletes were spoiled and got a "free ride" you should watch this. It will definitely offer you a different perspective.

The Business Of Amateurs
Amazon Customer
Must see

Here at informative movie. A must see for anyone who loves college sports

The Business Of Amateurs
David Hellard
Great documentary even if you're as clueless as I was

Really interesting documentary. As a Brit I didn't actually know anything about College sport in the US prior to the documentary, but a friend recommended it and it was really insightful. Well paced and informed, the writer clearly is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, having experienced the College system first hand playing for USC. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in sports or documentaries in general.

The Business Of Amateurs
A Great Exploration of Big Time College Sports

This is a really compelling documentary about the business of big-time college athletics. It covers a fair amount of territory, from the economic inequities of a billion dollar industry that refuses to pay a fair market value to the workers who generate those billions--to the physical risks and ongoing health concerns that players must deal with. The focus is mostly on the big money programs, Division I football and men's basketball. Within that domain it manages to hit on a lot of the key issues--especially from the perspective of the athletes. If you're interested in exploring what the big business of college sports is like from the players' perspectives, watch this movie. It does not disappoint.

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