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Column: Student-athletes set for reality checks?




It may take a bit longer, but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically; and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same.

It’s about time.

The NCAA with its doorstop rules book and its pretense at amateurism until now has managed to sidestep attacks on its lucrative business model built on the exploitation of mainly young men and a few women. But two decisions have produced severe cracks in the organization’s future.

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