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Taylor Branch, Σ '68, on the Shame of College Sports

Thursday, October 27, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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 A litany of scandals in recent years have made the corruption of college sports constant front-page news. We profess outrage each time we learn that yet another student-athlete has been taking money under the table. But the real scandal is the very structure of college sports, wherein student-athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies while earning nothing for themselves. Here, a leading civil-rights historian makes the case for paying college athletes—and reveals how a spate of lawsuits working their way through the courts could destroy the NCAA.

Br. Branch on The Colbert Report:

 
 

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