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Michigan Considers Ban On Student-athlete Unions - Yahoo Sports

''Is it about making money, or is it about getting an education? Are student-athletes there to learn, guaranteeing the best shot at future success in life? Or are they enrolled as employees, just there to pull in money and attention for the university?'' Pscholka represents a string of Lake Michigan shoreline communities in the southwestern part of the state and is a former radio station owner who has done play-by-play on high school games. ''The more focus we place on athletics over academics, the less importance we are placing on a student's life after graduation,'' he said. Minority Democratic Rep. Andy Shor, who voted against the bill in the House Committee on Competitiveness, described it as solution to a nonexistent problem. ''I don't understand the tremendous rush on this,'' the Lansing lawmaker said. ''We don't have Michigan or Michigan State football players trying to unionize.
Full story: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/michigan-considers-ban-student-athlete-unions-205525986--spt.html

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