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Snyder Says Universities Have “Sold Out”

Associated Press - August 6, 2014 10:11 pm

No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Bill Snyder ripped the big time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have “sold out” in search of the almighty dollar.

During a lengthy oratory in which the 74 year old coach discussed the upcoming season, Snyder argued that TV has assumed too much control of college sports, education has been relegated to a second thought, and that the entire endeavor “distorts” the values of young people.

Snyder voiced his thoughts one day before the NCAA board of directors is to vote on a proposal giving the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

The autonomy proposal is expected to pass.

 

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