K-State's Snyder: 'college athletics has sold out'

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.

During a lengthy oratory in which the 74-year-old coach discussed the upcoming season, Snyder argued that TV has assumed too much control of college sports; education has been relegated to a second thought; and that the entire endeavor "distorts" the values of young people.

Snyder voiced his thoughts one day before the NCAA board of directors is to vote on a proposal giving the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

The autonomy proposal is expected to pass.


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