The day is coming when colleges will have to pay their players, and it will be the schools' fault. They've done this. They've crossed the line so greedily, so buffoonishly, that they're losing their allies in this fight.
They're losing me, for example. And I had their back as strongly as anyone. Check this story from September 2010, when I went into detail about the revenue available to college athletes. Given the money floating around, these young men don't need a paycheck, too. That was my position. Well, that was the schools' position -- and I agreed with it.
But now? They can fight this fight without me, these arrogant oafs, given two studies available this week as school presidents gather in Texas for their annual meeting.