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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:00 pm

very now and then a person of some stature in the sportsworld utters a public statement that college football and basketball players should be paid since they bring in so much money to the schools they represent. In particular, television has enriched college sports to the point that it decides the times of games and other items associated with playing a game.

A number of college players are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NCAA, the association that regulates and governs its member colleges and universities. Team stars are parties to the suit. According to Rachel Bachman, writing in The Wall Street Journal, these star athletes are part of a newly certified class-action lawsuit “that seeks certain slices of college-sports revenues, the biggest of which is broadcast-rights contracts. Before long, the players who stop viewers’ hearts with their play soon might receive a portion of the millions those broadcasts generate.”

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