Sports fans mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.

 This week the Sports Talk panel will discuss the many recent developments in the NCAA and “Just What is an Amateur in NCAA Sports.” The panel will discuss the recent developments in the NCAA and what “amateurism” means.

To view the panel discussion live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page at

Moderated by Dr. Arthur Ogden, Chair of Sports Management at the Academy, the program features commentary on a wide range of current events in the sporting world from a panel of experts from The Sports Academy.

Along with Dr. Ogden, the panel will include Stephen Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Fred Cromartie, the Director of the Doctoral Studies program.

The program will also be available for viewing afterwards at the USSA’s YouTube site at The USSA’s Sports Talk program features discussions on current sports topic each week by Academy faculty and staff.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit