ASC launches a new resource center for the paying players issue.

ASC launches a new resource center for the ‘paying players’ issue. The micro-site includes the ASC’s Declaration of Principles relating to the paying players issue.

Here is where the ASC stands.

Declaration of Principles- Education and Athletics

The ASC believes that true value of college athletics is not found in crowd filled stadiums or on prime time television broadcasts. We place the highest value on the educational experience that participation in sports offers to students. Most college athletes are not superstars or media darlings, but when you match athletics with a strict academic curriculum, it is not just the champion athletes that walk away as winners.

Over the past hundred years, collegiate athletics has evolved from a random collection of hard scrabble, student run teams into today’s highly structured enterprise that generates billions of dollars. Now the very structure that was built up over the past hundred years, which supports thousands of athletes, is threatened.

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