Pay For Play
Republicans used to be concerned with conflicts of interest. Now they’re not.
If we will humble ourselves and admit this - even if only those of us who claim to be followers of Jesus will do this -- we can begin to change the situation. Change doesn't start in a voting booth. It starts in homes and schools and factories. It starts with us.
In a player-centered attempt to organize, Northwestern football players have done what the college sport system and American higher education have failed to do over the span of more than a hundred years.
The concept of "pay for play" in college athletics has recently been put under a national spotlight. Meanwhile, many student-athletes still struggle to foot the bills that come with the full cost of education.
Collegiate athletes lay it on the line for the name on the front of the jersey rather than the one on the back. Perhaps the time has come for the athletes to worry more about themselves.
For student-athletes, playing sports is not a profession; everyone else in college sports is making a living from the enterprise.
All but 20 Division I schools subsidize their teams because athletics doesn't generate enough to cover expenses; adding a budget line for salaries would undoubtedly mean cutting sports.