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"Colleges shouldn't surrender the flag of amateur athletics"

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: March 28, 2014
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By Paul R. Brown, Monmouth University President

When the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can unionize, it drew even more attention to the dichotomy on display during March Madness between colleges and universities with athletics programs based on a professional model and those based on an amateur model. From my perspective, as president of Monmouth University, the gulf between the two competing models continues to widen.

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