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Trial that could reshape college athletics begins

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  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    June 9, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    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.

  • Buck49 Washington, UT
    June 9, 2014 4:17 p.m.

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