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It's time to help the scholarship athlete

Originally Published: May 25, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

In the immortal word of Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers: "Really?"

Think about it: A college athletics power broker recently proposed an idea that actually helps the Division I scholarship players responsible for generating billions of dollars in revenue. But by the time the skeptics and cynics were done mangling the facts beyond recognition, the proposal needed reconstructive facial surgery.

The power broker -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany -- suggested a plan that would ...

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