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A Closer Look (Big Deals, Big Bucks) #191108

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 2000
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Durham, North Carolina: Aaron Brown) The issue of whether college athletes should be paid because of the revenue their sports generate examined; game scenes shown. [Duke University Shane BATTIER, Duke athletic director Joe ALLEVA, Representative J.C. WATTS, ABC/ESPN basketball analyst Digger PHELPS - offer views on paying student athletes.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Game day in Buffalo, New York, at the NCAA basketball tournament for the Lafayette University, which offers its players no athletic scholarships, featured; Lafayette-Temple University game scenes shown. [Lafayette player Tyson WHITFIELD - talks basketball.] ["The Last Amateurs" author John FEINSTEIN - says Division I basketball players are pros in training.] [Lafayette player Brian EHLERS - comments on priorities.] [Coach Fran O'HANLON - offers perspective on basketball and academics.]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Gibson, Charles
Duration:
00:05:50

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