The plot to rule college sports

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

“Be careful for what you wish for,” goes the proverb. “You just might get it.”

For more than a year now, I’ve been advocating for reforms in college football and men’s basketball that would both acknowledge that the two sports are big businesses — rather than extracurricular activities, as the N.C.A.A. still pretends — and then begin to rectify the gross inequity embedded in the current system, namely that the players work for free while everyone around them gets rich from college sports.

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