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Glossary

Maxwell: Why College Athletes are Not Employees


Division I: the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
Gridiron: the field on which American football is played
Anecdotes: a short story about an interesting or funny event or occurrence
Impoverished: state of being in poverty
Paraprofessionals: a person whose job is to help a professional person (such as a
teacher
"Pay-for-Play": is a phrase used for a variety of situations in which money is
exchanged for services or the privilege to engage in certain activities
Misnomer: a name that is wrong or not proper or appropriate
Amateurism: the practice of doing something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure
and not as a job
NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
Sham: something that is not what it appears to be and that is meant to trick or deceive
people
Unionize/union: an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of
its members
Monetizing/monetary: of or relating to money
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): an organization of workers formed to protect
the rights and interests of its members
Bargain collectively: to negotiate over the terms of a contract shared or done by a
group of people
Stakeholders: a person or business that has invested money in something (such as a
company)
Briefs: a document that states the facts a lawyer plans to use in a court case
Unequivocal: very strong and clear : not showing or allowing any doubt
Compensation: payment given for doing a job
Advocates: a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy

Grievances: a statement in which you say you are unhappy or not satisfied with
something
Stipends: a usually small amount of money that is paid regularly to someone
Class-action lawsuit: one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries
caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group.
Settlement: a formal agreement or decision that ends an argument or dispute
Ethical: involving questions of right and wrong behavior