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Rick Eckstein Revisited: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports

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January 4, 2019- Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein visited New Mexico earlier this year and sat down with our correspondent Khalil Ekulona to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

Guest:
Rick Eckstein, author of “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” 

For Further Reading:
How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline

The Line: UNM’s Enrollment Drops, Administrator’s Salaries Remain High

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October 26, 2018 – The University of New Mexico continues to deal with a budget shortfall, especially with the greater-than-expected drop in enrollment.  One legislator is looking at the high salaries and benefits top administrators in the athletics department receive as potential targets for cutting costs.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the disparity between high administrative pay in the athletics department and declining enrollment at UNM.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP