It's been a rough year for big-time college sports, to put it mildly. And as the NCAA opens its annual convention in Indianapolis, the association—which has suffered through an unprecedented series of scandals—finds itself besieged by calls for change.
But what would change look like? We wanted specifics, so we asked three distinguished experts (look to the right to read their profiles) to stop by our offices and share their thoughts. The result was a wide-ranging and thought-provoking conversation.
Excerpt: What Will College Sports Look Like in 20 Years?
Panelists predict major change—and a couple of tumultuous decades for the NCAA.
What's the appetite for change in college sports? And can "student-athletes" really wear both hats?
How would colleges go about paying student athletes? Is spending on coaches and facilities out of hand?
Should students foot the bill for college sports? Could lawsuits bring sweeping change to the NCAA?
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