Colby Community College instructor Ryan Hale has announced the documentary film Schooled—The Price of College Sports will be screened in the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the screening.  

College Offers Free Documentary October 7th

Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 09:40 AM

Colby Community College instructor Ryan Hale has announced the documentary film Schooled—The Price of College Sports will be screened in the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the screening. 

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Cartel, Schooled takes a comprehensive look at the business, history and culture of big time college sports.  Author and producer Taylor Branch examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar business and the unpaid athletes who built the empire.

The film looks at the questions of money, exploitation, fairness, and the autocratic power of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The NCAA regulates college sports, levying fines where it sees fit and controlling the eligibility of individual players who have no legal recourse against its decisions.

“College athletics is a $12 billion per year business,” said Hale.  “It is a tax-free non-profit organization with no shareholders.  March Madness brings in approximately $800,000,000 per year. It is a film for those who are interested in college sports and its place in our culture.”

For more information about the documentary, contact Hale at 785.460.5544.