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Think Twice before Supporting the Idea of College Athlete “Employees”

Think Twice before Supporting the Idea of College Athlete “Employees”

May 17, 2016 - Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D
President

“We should pay NCAA college football and basketball players because it is totally unfair that their coaches get millions in compensation while athlete compensation is capped at the value of a full athletic scholarship!”  This statement summarizes media and public sentiments currently in vogue.  If Division I men’s basketball and football programs move in that direction, they will also have to leave their "motherships" (their non-profit educational institutions) because they can’t afford the Title IX obligation of having to equally compensate female athletes. 

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