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"Tackling college football fantasy leagues," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30, 2008.
This weekend, Terrapins, Trojans, Mustangs and more take to the gridiron, kicking off the college football season. This week also marks the start of a new era in college football, one in which fantasy leagues run by commercial entities exploit college players as their virtual game pieces.  These online fantasy leagues, which use the real names and statistics of collegiate athletes, raise a crucial question for higher education leaders: Is it amateurism in college sports that has become a fantasy? ...

"Keep 'pro' out of college sports," Indianapolis Star, Apr. 2, 2006.
March Madness is about to reach its finale. Without a doubt, the tournament in America's favorite amateur sports event. CBS pays the NCAA roughly half a billion dollars a year for the right to broadcast the tournament, and it knows what it needs for that investment to pay off: "if we (CBS) do not embrace amateurism, we will not have a product that people want to watch" ...