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The Josh Shaw case: Another sign that big-college football must go
The Josh Shaw case: Another sign that big-college football must go

The joke around Southern California long has been that Los Angeles doesn't need an NFL team because it already has a pro franchise -- USC football. The Josh Shaw case is another indication that the joke's on USC. We reported recently, in connection with Ed O'Bannon's lawsuit over the licensing of his name and image as a former UCLA basketball player, that big-time college football and basketball are basically incompatible with the mission of a university. The Shaw case underscores that these industrial-scale athletic programs and academic programs simply don't mix. The only way to resolve the conflict is for universities to cut their football and basketball...

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