Column: Paying college athletes won't work, and it shouldn't happen

Last week, following the disclosure that Northwestern University football players —spearheaded by quarterback Kain Colter — hoped to be recognized as employees and join a labor union, one of the issues again brought up was whether college football players and other college athletes should be "paid." There are at least two problems with that concept. One, they already are handsomely paid for being part of the revenue machine. (I'm going with that as a general concept to save space and ...

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