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Big Ten’s Jim Delaney: College athletes are not exploited

Woo baby.

Happy Thursday, ‘Nova Nation! As more and more of us come to realize that we probably do need to be compensating athletes as they help schools generate millions of dollars, here is the all-poweful Jim Delaney to tell you to shut your pie-hole.

Jay Bilas put it best on Twitter -- Delaney’s argument is that student-athletes are not exploited because they are supported. Bilas argues -- correctly, in my opinion -- that the two things are not mutually exclusive.

Anyways, it rings a bit hollow for me that the guy who some thing is the most powerful person in the NCAA and using student-athletes as products to make big-money deals has this opinion.

And now, the “news.”

No, colleges don't exploit their athletes | Chicago Tribune
Student-athletes should not be paid a salary or be allowed to unionize, or so says the Big Ten and Big Sky commissioners.

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