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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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