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Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, USA Today, Statesman Journal publish op-ed by econ professor

March Madness fans can’t have it both ways, says Professor Randy Grant. Grouse about the unfairness, or just sit back and enjoy the games.

In a Statesman Journal column that was picked up by other news outlets, Grant offered his take on the exploitation of college athletes during the NCAA basketball tournament.

Athletes don’t receive the revenue they generate, with most March Madness profits going to the NCAA and its member institutions.

“We can watch,” Grant says, “and thereby support March Madness, or we can protest how it exploits student athletes. Ethically, we can’t do both.”

Grant has also recently provided insights for sports stories that ran in USA Today, and the Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, Florida Today, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post and Stamford Advocate.

Grant teaches economics at Linfield and is co-author of The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports and The Evolution of Economic Thought.

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