Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Break in the Dam?

This won't amount to much, but Congress is inquiring into the legitimacy of NCAA sports as tax exempt entities. Nothing will happen on this any time soon, but like "shamateurism" in tennis before the open era and the scam of amateur track and field in the 1970s and before, the NCAA system of extracting revenue from underpaid workers at select Div IA football and basketball schools is beginning to crack. The current system of big-time college football, men's and women's basketball coaches, and administrators bringing home monster salaries while their athletes work for "an education" won't last forever.

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