Summer Sky Panel, Economics of Paying College Athletes
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 59
- May 8, 2015 9:00 pm
- 1:44:51 mins
Summer Sky Panel (1:04) Guests: Jeanette Lawler, directs the planetarium at Brigham Young University Elizabeth Jeffery Kraczek, visiting professor of astronomy at BYU with expertise in stars Denise Stephens, assistant professor of astronomy who studies planets As soon as the nights start to turn warm and staying up late becomes an option with the kids out of school, it's suddenly a lot easier to notice how spectacular the star-studded sky is. For the next hour, we're going to seek for just the right balance of science and pure fun as we explore the summer night sky. Economics of Paying College Athletes (52:21) Guests: Allen Sanderson, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Chicago. His latest article making the case for paying college athletes appears in the winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of economics at The University of Georgia and a frequent contributor on sports topics at Forbes.com Collegiate sports are Top of Mind today. Specifically, the debate over whether college athletes should be paid. It's an active debate with growing significance in light of several recent lawsuits and new NCAA rules that will allow universities to give extra cost-of-living stipends to the incoming crop of football and basketball players. Athletics programs are scrambling to figure out how much those stipends should be. Fans are lined up on both sides of the debate, worried that questions of money will destroy everything they love about college sports.