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The Hypocrisy of Big-Time College Sports

Posted  April 2, 2014

By Gordon Schnell and David Scupp (Published in CNN)

The debate has gone on for years.  The athletes in big-time college sports bring in billions of dollars for their universities and the NCAA, but get nothing in return — other than a scholarship that does not even cover the full cost of attending school.  Until now, it has been largely a philosophical discussion among academics and sports enthusiasts.  Are college athletes amateurs?  Are they being exploited?  Should college sports be kept “pure”?  But thanks to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board last week and a class action lawsuit filed against the NCAA, the questions have moved out of the theoretical and into the courtroom.

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