Should college athletes get a larger slice of sports revenue?

September 6, 2011

Eight Forty-Eight

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The Northwestern Wildcats were among those college teams whose season kicked off this weekend.

It’s not just back to school for the younger set; most higher education classes have also resumed.  And that means college football is back at stadiums and on TV. But college football is more than mascots and fight songs – the sport is also big business. So should student athletes get some of those dollars? And do they really need to play college gridiron for four years before moving to the NFL?

To debate these issues, host Alison Cuddy was joined by ESPN.com's Lester Munson and James J. Phillips, director of Athletics and Recreation at Northwestern University.