“Student Athlete is pure, raw and powerful. It sheds light on the true horror of how a countless loop of retired athletes have to live their lives”
The West Georgian
Student Athlete is an HBO Sports presentation in association with SpringHill Entertainment, United Masters and One & Done Pictures.
From Executive Producer LeBron James, Producers Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute, two time Academy award winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Trish Dalton, HBO Sports presents the documentary Student Athlete.
Every year billions of dollars are generated off the backs of an unpaid labor force: college athletes.
Student Athlete unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of four highly ranked football and basketball players at different stages of their athletic careers, a coach turned advocate, and a whistle-blowing shoe rep ready to expose the money trail.
“This is an incredibly important story about the institutional denial of basic human rights for these student-athletes,” said Maverick Carter, chief executive of SpringHill Entertainment.
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College Athlete Advocacy Initiative
Provides direct legal support to college athletes and their families on NCAA-related matters and coordinates advocacy campaigns to combat inequality and exploitation in the multibillion-dollar college sports industry.
NCPA – National College Players Association
The National College Players Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of over 20,000 current and former college athletes nationwide that works to protect future, current, and former college athletes.
CSRI – College Sport Research Institute
Encourage and support interdisciplinary and inter-university collaborative college-sport research, serve as a research consortium for college-sport researchers from across the U.S.
The Drake Group – Academic Integrity in Collegiate Sport
Defend academic integrity in higher education from the corrosive aspects of commercialized college sports and to create an atmosphere on college campuses that encourages personal and intellectual growth for all students.
Going Deep – John and Marcia Mount Shoop Podcast
Going Deep is a smart, lively, substantive conversation about some of the most important and pressing issues of our time. It is a radio show about sports and so much more.
Nevius Legal – Advocating for College Athletes
Tim Nevius advises college athletes and families on NCAA eligibility matters. A former NCAA investigator turned reform advocate, Tim helped lead a class action against the NCAA on behalf of college athletes to challenge pay restrictions. He now runs his own practice and is a leading voice for reform in college sports.
Robert W. Turner II, Ph.D.
Drawing on personal experience as a former pro football player and interactions with over 140 current and former NFL athletes, Dr. Turner reveals in his book NOT FOR LONG, what it means to be a high school/college athlete pursuing the dream of playing in the NFL, and why so many players struggle with life after football.