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Robert LipsyteNothing is as heartbreaking as the $8 million in post-season bowl revenue Notre Dame missed out on when a kicker missed an extra point. In remarkably clear and clear-eyed prose (even his charts are readable), Zimbalist follows the money instead of the ball in the emotion-charged world of college sports. Unpaid Professionals (Princeton University Press ) uses this basic starting point -- ''No other industry in the United States manages not to pay its principal producers a wage or salary'' -- to survey the compromised standards of academia and suggest reforms, which include outright professionalization of teams. One provocative innovation would be requiring the National Basketball Association and the National Football League to support their college ''minor leagues'' financially.
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