College athletic director responds to Sen. Murphy ’96, upholds amateurism

A March 28 report released by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy ’96 of Connecticut criticized “the college sports industrial complex,” calling on the NCAA to pay student-athletes. “The NCAA must start putting the players first – that starts with finding a way to fairly compensate them for their labor,” the report, titled “Madness, Inc.: How everyone is getting rich off college sports — except the players,” reads. 

Lisa Melendy, the College’s athletic director, said she has “a different take” on the issue.