Joe Nocera was mentioned at NAC for the first time in January, 2012.
It’s been four years, but I am delighted to see that LEO’s Yarmuth has caught the college sports reform bug. Preach it.
EDITOR’S NOTE: No more student-athletes, by Aaron Yarmuth (LEO)
As a lifelong U of L Cardinals fan and someone who loves college sports, I know this may sound shocking: I propose removing the word athlete from the term student-athlete. The time has long passed to divorce organized athletics from the institutions of higher learning, which serve as host subjects for a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry. Students should play intramural sports, and young men and women interested in a career in sports should not do it in college but pursue that path in an open and honest way by attending an academy of sports. And hey — if it doesn’t work out for them, they can always go to college.
Let me explain.