From the podcast archives of “The Merrow Report” (scroll down to 2nd from last item), Sports Illustrated senior writer Frank Deford talks about the influence of big time sports on college campuses. Are sports that demand so much time and dedication really compatible with the demands of attaining an undergraduate degree? Mr. Deford thinks not. And what’s more, he thinks these student-athletes deserve a salary. (Media player required.)
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.