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Poll: College sports fans not in favor of paying student athletes

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 9:58 am, Wed Mar 27, 2013.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - A national poll of sports fans reveals that a distinct minority supports paying college athletes but nearly half think top college coaches should be paid as much or more than their professional counterparts.

Additional results from the poll conducted by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and the Marist Poll found that 95 percent of fans want college athletes to attend class and 67 percent - up 12 points from last year - largely believe that college athletics departments regularly break NCAA rules.

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