PERSPECTIVES: Universities Take A Big Step Toward Protecting Big-Time Athletics

How might schools get an antitrust exemption for collegiate sports? Create LEAD1 and establish a Political Action Committee (PAC). Read more.

“Big-time college sports have become a $10-12 billion-a-year industry with fixed compensation for labor and a lucrative free market for everyone else—including athletic directors making an average of $515,000 a year. If those same ADs now qualify as a well-to-do special interest group with a feathered nest to protect—and make no mistake, they do—then why wouldn’t they try to game the system by lobbying Washington lawmakers, the same way gunmakers, pharmaceutical companies, and a host of other industries long have?”

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