Pay College Players, but Cesspool Remains
It isn't entirely accurate, this sweeping outrage that college athletes in revenue-rich sports are sweatshop slaves working for nothing. They do receive full-ride scholarships worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. They are accorded ample media coverage akin to ongoing, nationally televised resumes for their potential employers, not something the science major gets. Judging by the grandiose facilities at prominent programs -- Oregon's $70-million Football Performance Center has $30,000 lockers with stink-free ventilation, Ann Sacks mosaic tiles in the bathrooms, a farm-to-table dining room with walnut decor, a barber shop with chairs manufactured in Milan, walls draped in football leather, Brazilian Ipe hardwood in the weightlifting area, 250 flat screens, shelves that charge up phones without power cords and stone floors from a Chinese rock quarry -- well, you might assume some of these kids are living better than 99 percent of Obama's America.