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Opinion: A harsh reality lies beneath the glory of March Madness

It's March Madness, an American institution, writes Theresa Runstedtler. Yet, beneath the glitz and glory lies a darker reality. Division I men's college basketball players, as a group, still face staggering precarity and lack proper remuneration for their work.
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