Stories: Counterfeit Amateurs

December 31, 1969

Throughout the history of intercollegiate sports, nothing has caused more trouble than maintaining the amateur status of student-athletes. Dr. Allen Sack, author of Counterfeit Amateurs, was a highly recruited high school athlete from a small town near Philadelphia and a member of Notre Dame's 1966 national championship football team. He says the NCAA's dictate of "amateurism" is a fraudulent myth. WPSU's Patty Satalia talks with Sack about what's gone wrong with intercollegiate athletics and what can be done about it.