High School Athletics & Exploitation of Athletes
From more and more games being televised on sports cable networks, to in depth analysis from Internet recruiting services and on social media platforms, high school athletes have never been more visible or scrutinized. This exposure comes with a price as the amateur side of high school athletics seems to be fading into the background as media companies capitalize on the public’s interest in these athletes. The founder and President of MaxPreps.com, the leading high school sports website, sits down with recruiting expert Bryan Fischer to discuss the current state of high school athletics and the future for these athletes.
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- Is the increasing media exposure of high school athletics a good thing?
- Should the media feel an obligation to respect the amateur status of these athletes?
- Specifically, how has digital media, recruiting services and social media fueled the exposure of high school athletics?
- How can high school coaches and administrators work with college coaches to make sure the recruiting process doesn't become a media frenzy?
- What responsibility do the high school athletes themselves hold in this process?
Alex Riethmiller, Communications, CBSSports.com
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