|By Andrews, Greg|
That's a pretty good place for the
What public company wouldn't want to have the financial firepower of the
Yet if the
Then there's the fact that the Turner/
LAs Standard & Poor's analyst
Instead, S&P rates the
The change "reflects increasing litigation and regulatory risks that could potentially alter the
"The escalation of risks reflects the growing perceived disconnect between the amateurism of student-athletes, as codified by the
If member schools end up paying star athletes, it's not unreasonable to think they would look to the
In a March report, he noted that while universities already face a challenging financial environment, the cost of paying players wouldn't necessarily be overwhelming. He cited a hypothetical example of a university with
That's not to suggest the
"Predominately our money comes from one contract," McNeely said. "It is logical you would create a risk-mitigation plan if something would happen to that revenue stream. Certainly, none of us expect anything to happen."
It employs about 500 people at its headquarters on the
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