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NCAA antitrust ruling barely chips at college sports dysfunction
NCAA antitrust ruling barely chips at college sports dysfunction

On Sept. 4, 2010, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, I was part of what the public address announcer proudly told us was the largest crowd ever to watch a football game anywhere in the world, college or pro. There were 113,090 that day filling the newly expanded "Big House," as the University of Michigan's football stadium is known. That was more than its official capacity of 109,901. Only a tiny percentage of us, however, were students; they got some of the worst seats, quarantined behind one end zone and identifiable only as a big splotch of maize-yellow T-shirts. The rest of the crowd comprised parents, alumni, boosters, corporate executives (ensconced in renovated...

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