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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

The NCAA says student athletes can't be paid to play -- even as their coaches, athletic directors and schools earn millions from TV contracts. A group of football players at Northwestern University is seeking to change the rules, claiming they're university employees who should be able to form a union and bargain. We examine questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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