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Hey fans,

The highlight of the second week of the college football season is USC v. Oho State.

But down in Tampa, two Top 20 teams will will battle it out on the traditional high school football night. The reason? National TV of course. Why else trek across the country with a short practice week and play another Top 20 non-conference team. The teams get National exposure and of course their cash register goes ka-ching ka-ching as well. An interesting side story to this first time match up is USF's QB Matt Groethe recently stating that he should get some of the revenue from all the USF jerseys - with his number - sans name that are all over Florida's west coast. You know what? I agree with him. And why not give the college player a part of the royalties after they have reached what the school's tuition room and board is for the year. Yeah, I know they get a "free education" but unless you play for JoePa the odds of a Div. I scholarship football player getting his degree is less than 50 percent.

Is there a definitive answer to this question? That's for the people at the NCAA to answer, not some guy who is currently severely depressed because his fantasy football team had Tom Brady and is now sweating out the remaining 15 games of the NFL season.

Hopefully, one day college basketball and football players will get their due. Unfortunately I do not see it happening anytime soon.

Till next time.

Chuck T

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