OUTSIDE THE LINES: ESPN LOOKS AT MONEY & COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" last night profiled different
aspects of college basketball. Among those topics discussed:
leaving school early for the NBA, the state of coaching, and the
question of whether or not players deserve money from profits
that they help generate. In this last piece, ESPN's Greg Garber
reported a recent ESPN/Chilton Sports Poll asking the question:
Do you think college basketball players should be paid?: 30.6%
said "Yes" and 65.6% said "No." But on the question -- If a
player's jersey is sold by the university, do you think the
player should receive a percentage of the profits from the sale?
47.4% said "Yes" and 47.5% said "No" (ESPN, 3/13).