The idea of paying college athletes for their time at a school's athletic program has been brought up with greater frequency lately, but NCAA president Mark Emmert is not budging from his opposition to the idea. Emmert said that there was "no interest" in bringing a professional or semi-professional element to college sports, and further claimed that pay-for-play would drastically affect recruiting. Scholarships go part of the way toward compensating college athletes for their play, but are they really enough?
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Is coaching hazardous to health?
Recent health scares to Denver Broncos coach John Fox and former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak have shone a light on the job's rigors. And to little surprise -- this is, after all, a position that requires seemingly endless hours of work and amounts of stress, both of which are rewarded with constant public scrutiny. Then again, in today's working world, most students and professionals face a taxing level of stress at times. How bad do football coaches really have it?
Redskins to start Cousins
Robert Griffin III's sophomore season hasn't lived up to the promise of his debut year, and many are blaming his inability to fully recover from the knee injury he sustained in last year's playoffs. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has apparently seen enough, as the team will start backup Kirk Cousins over Griffin for this Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta -- and, very likely, for the remainder of the season. Griffin is still the Redskins' quarterback of the future, but this scenario isn't what he or the team expected when they drafted him with the No. 2 pick in 2012.
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