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Op-Ed: It's Time To Pay Student Athletes

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Op-Ed: It's Time To Pay Student Athletes

Op-Ed: It's Time To Pay Student Athletes

Op-Ed: It's Time To Pay Student Athletes

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UNC and Michigan State are set to play for the NCAA Division One men's basketball title. The winners will get bragging rights, but their school and coach will make a lot of money.

Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson thinks it's time players saw some of the dividends. "Stop the pimping," he writes in his column, "it is time to drop the hypocrisy and pay the players."

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