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SBJ/SBD Podcast: A model for paying college athletes
December 2, 2013 05:18 PM
■ "When you sat down and actually totaled up all of the TV revenue that's coming into the sport now, and then projected out to what it's actually going to be, the billions of dollars that it's going to be in 2015 and 2020 as these new TV contracts take effect and mature, it really does bring you to some staggering numbers. And it does show that you can share that revenue with college athletes without breaking the budgets of these institutions. And that was a key point."
■ "They can afford this. They have to make some choices. … We wanted to get it to a point where it really was philosophical. … Don't say we can't do this because we have to cut sports, because that's ridiculous. I mean, we found that."