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TCU Horned Frogs

Cost of attendance money could take the place of jobs for college athletes

By the end of his sophomore season, James McFarland was tired of running out of money. He had enough to get by, but his TCU football scholarship could only cover so many unexpected expenses. So McFarland, now a senior linebacker for the Horned Frogs, applied for a job at Fuzzy's Taco Shop by campus and was hired as a cashier. "I was tired of relying on everybody else for money," he said. "So I was just thinking I'd go out and make my own money for a little bit, and see what that's like." McFarland, though, soon remembered why he hadn't gotten a job sooner. Between class and workouts, even part-time work conflicted with his schedule. When his...