Diggin' it: "Lawsuit Declares NCAA An 'Unlawful Cartel' That Illegally Restricts Athlete Earning Power."
But rather in keeping with the notion that guns make them free, Americans do enjoy their fiction -- the virtues of "amateur" athletics being high on that list.
Column: Enough with the college athletics charade, by Paul Newberry (Yahoo)
By PAUL NEWBERRY
It's been another glorious week in college athletics.
Alabama's Nick Saban finalized a new contract worth nearly $7 million a year, only to get one-upped - or should we say million-upped? - by Kentucky's John Calipari, who'll make even more on an annual basis with his seven-year, $52.5 million deal (at least until Saban's next raise).
Then, on Friday, came a report in which former North Carolina star Rashad McCants claimed he took a bunch of sham courses during his time with the Tar Heels, supposedly with the full knowledge of coach Roy Williams.
All in all, a good reminder of what's really important in our alleged institutions of higher learning.
Clearly, it's got nothing to do with learning.