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    The Shame of College Sports

    Required reading for college sports fans. It's long, but well done.
    The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic


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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Required reading for college sports fans. It's long, but well done.
    The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
    Wow, that was a fabulous read. Very long, super well-written. Not sure if I agree with everything in there, but definitely will make you think.



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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Great article, thanks for posting. The money in college athletics is insane right now, and it's only getting worse.


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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Required reading for college sports fans. It's long, but well done.
    The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
    Thanks for posting that. I heard Frank Deford on the radio this morning recommend it. It was out in print but just posted available online. Pretty sobering read on the freakin' NCAA.



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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Lot of eye-opening facts and insight. I love an actual investigative story that a reporter actually put some time into.


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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Nice read. Found this part interesting:

    With a huge chunk of the NCAA’s treasury walking out the door, Byers threatened sanctions, as he had against Penn and Notre Dame three decades earlier. But this time the universities of Georgia and Oklahoma responded with an antitrust suit. “It is virtually impossible to overstate the degree of our resentment … of the NCAA,” said William Banowsky, the president of the University of Oklahoma. In the landmark 1984 NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the NCAA’s latest football contracts with television—and any future ones—as an illegal restraint of trade that harmed colleges and viewers. Overnight, the NCAA’s control of the television market for football vanished. Upholding Banowsky’s challenge to the NCAA’s authority, the Regents decision freed the football schools to sell any and all games the markets would bear. Coaches and administrators no longer had to share the revenue generated by their athletes with smaller schools outside the football consortium. “We eat what we kill,” one official at the University of Texas bragged.

    Sounds a lot like what is going on today.



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    Re: The Shame of College Sports

    Very good stuff....I was just about to post a link.

    If you don't like the NCAA now....you really won't like them after reading this.



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