We want to start a conversation this week about money in big time college athletics. We hope that you will enjoy what we bring you and look forward to your comments.

Arian Foster, who gets paid a lot of money to play football, caused a stir last week when it was revealed he used to get paid a little money to play football. The Texans’ star running back was a student-athlete at Tennessee at the time, and he says he took the money for a crazy reason: He needed it.