William L. Rukeyser, former reporter and communications specialist: College football and basketball players are hard workers and deserve to the paid that way. Unfortunately for the vast majority of them, the teams they currently work for are as close to the majors as they’ll ever get and the system is intent on denying them the pay day they deserve. Many will leave the halls of academe without a degree and without a future. They deserve better.
By William L. Rukeyser, Special to CalMatters
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