Mark Story

January 24, 2013

Mark Story: With NCAA weakened, is there a way to pay the athletes and save college sports?

What if major-college sports dropped all pretense of amateurism, adopted the Olympics model and allowed athletes to make whatever amount of money that the free market will yield?

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.