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No easy answers to question of college athlete pay at Big12 forum

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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

By Stephen Hicks

WASHINGTON –Two former Arizona State University athletic directors were divided – like just about everyone else at the Big 12 forum in Washington that asked whether college athletes should be paid. Linda Love said pay to play was impractical across revenue and non-revenue sports, while Steve Patterson said it was unnecessary. Patterson, now athletic director at the University of Texas, said it’s “absurd” to pay athletes who are already getting scholarships.