Re: article on the 'student-athlete'
About 98.6% of the discussions of "student-athletes" in the popular media are consumed by/with the revenue sports and relate to non-revenue sports like tennis in only one way: whatever rules, experiments, or stipulations put in place to address the problems of the revenue sports will have an undeniable impact on the other 95% per cent of the college athlete population, whether that is intended or otherwise.
The vast, vast majority of student athletes in the U.S. have absolutely no professional-sports ambitions and pursue their sport for reasons other than becoming a professional athlete. The S.F. article never mentions sports or athletes other than those in football and basketball, and in those sports there are demonstrated concerns that need to be addressed. But the same concerns hardly apply at all to sports like tennis--except that changes made to address the problems inherent in revenue sports will also impact how/whether non-revenue sports continue to function.