Paying College Athletes? It’s about Time!

Paying college athletes is something our own Dave Berri has spoken about quite a bit. He follows his already stellar work in the area with a great piece that appeared at

Ed O'Bannon Sports Illustrated

This past weekend the following column (which I wrote) appeared at One More Reason to Pay College Athletes: If players were paid, market forces would work against competitive imbalance

The NCAA has ruled that the pay of athletes must be tightly controlled.  One argument for this control is that a free market for student-athletes would disrupt competitive balance.  I argue that wage controls actually contribute to competitive imbalance.


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