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Published: Monday, June 9 2014 9:25 a.m. MDT

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

I am eager to hear how this pans out. So few schools generate enough revenue to cover the costs of athletics. Take the U as an example. They aren't profitable, taking money from other sources until the full share of the PAC12 kicks in. That happens this year. Utah will then make a profit.

The select few programs such as Texas, Florida, Ohio State, Nebraska and Oklahoma rake it in. Dozens break even. At least a third of the schools borrow from the students to keep sports afloat. Paying players may end a lot of D1 programs.

If they start paying student athletes what will be the tax cost? The sports programs with paid athletes must be taxed like a business and no longer be afforded the tax exempt status of being a University. Yep, this case has the potential of derailing college sports. It will be intriguing to see the outcome.

Washington, UT

The state universities athletics departments should be paying their own way and not depend on the taxpayers int the state subsidizing their lavish spending

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