Student Athletes or Unpaid Professionals?

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In an age of million-dollar pro contracts, have quotstudent athletes discarded the amateurism for big bucks? The players want health insurance and the chance to earn more than 2000 bucks during the school year. The NCAA says they should appreciate the special treatment they get. We discuss the costs and nature of the sports culture in higher education, and whether a compromise can bring academics back into college athletics, with a former UCLA linebacker who's organizing Bruin athletics, a representative of the NCAA, and authorities who have written on sports, economics, and education.
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Andrew Mellon Foundation

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Warren Olney