It was a full house in Curtis Hall theater last night for a screening of the film, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, which was produced by Bobby Valentine, SHU’s executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and film producer Andrew Muscato. The film is based on the book, The Cartel, by Taylor Branch. It explores such issues as the large sums of money brought in by college sports, whether student-athletes should be paid beyond their athletic scholarships, the massive NCAA rulebook and the way it is applied and much more.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion/Q&A session with Valentine, Muscato and Brad Hurlbut, SHU’s deputy director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The lively discussion served to further emphasize the differing and passionate viewpoints as the audience—mostly made up of students—shared their thoughts and asked questions about the various issues raised by the film. These are issues that won’t soon be resolved, but Schooled provides a great starting point for a much-needed discussion.
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