Jim Boeheim screed rails against philosophy of paying college players

Friday, October 4, 2013

The leader of the Orange is not a fan of giving the green to his players.

Below we have the latest in a long history of passionate pontifications from Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who seldom shies from the bully pulpit. In frank terms: Boeheim is against paying college athletes. This topic has become the de facto talking point in college sports over the past two years, and it's likely to remain that way until remarkable change comes to the system.

Boeheim spoke at a New York State Associated Press symposium Wednesday, and was asked about this unceasing issue of compensating the current college athlete. Via Syracuse.com, here's a hearty portion of the rant, which I've trimmed down by about half

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