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Commentary: A Jim Crow divide in college sports

Now that the bowl season and College Football Playoff have concluded, college sports fans are shifting their attention from football to basketball in anticipation of March Madness.

Although I'm a huge sports fan and ran track at school, I won't be watching any men's college basketball this spring. Not because I don't support the athletes. Rather, I can't endorse a system that exploits football and basketball players so that "nonrevenue" athletes like me - runners, tennis players, golfers, gymnasts, swimmers -

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