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  • Liz Dwyer

    In light of tonight's championship game, and the millions the schools and the television networks will be raking in from the athletic talent of these students, this article is so on point. You're absolutely correct when you note that "If colleges can build up black football players, they can develop black scientists, historians and teachers. If colleges recruited, trained and competed black and Latino students in chemistry like they do in football, institutions could place more Nobel Prizes above their Bowl Championship Series trophies."

    It's also true that "Black football players must push their political weight to move university leaders who ostensibly aren’t compelled by data." The idea of a walkout would be genius and would force these schools to do something. As you say, these black athletes certainly should "flex their political muscle to pave a way from the stadiums in January to the graduation stages in May."