Congress and College Sports

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    Sadly this link will likely be buried by highly partisan threads on this board. But for those willing to read it, it highlights why reforming college athletics is not a waste of politician's time.

    The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic

    The exploitation of college athletics and the corruption of college sports has gone over the top. Congress needs to become involved and provide a choice: a college environment with an expense cap that protects the rights of student athletes or a truely market based model where athletes are free to sell their services in the open market.

    The current status quo is untenable.
     
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    'Congress needs to become involved and ...'

    Like, when have they ever played ball? They are life time lawyers.
     
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    Coaches are paid more than any other "teacher" in America. Kind of shows where our educational priorities lie. Many instances of wrongdoing would be solved by simply paying coaches a little less and paying college athletes some money to get by on.
     
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    The Miller Brewing Company pays for most of the education of college atheletes.

    Go figure.
     
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    Just curiuos, did any of you read the article prior to posting? it took me 15 minutes to read and it is a useful 15 minutes.
     
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    Um ...yeah.
     
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    Many of them get into college on sports scholarships...many of whom would never have a chance to go otherwise.
     

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