Re: Paying College Athletes
Universities don't have to keep up with a sports program either. No one makes them put out non-revenue sports.
They do it for the same reason they sponsor other programs.
It's attractive to other prospective students and contributes to "the college experience".
Wrestling, golf, swimming, any non-revenue sport is much like that drama class you took in school. It's "educational".
Golf has nothing to do with football which has nothing to do with basketball.
Were I AD of a major Division I sports program, I'd really, really consider doing away with all sports that make no money. (I'd hope to find a women's program that at least break even. I'd still have to keep one or two because of Title IX.) That would put my program in the black every year.
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Last edited by Scrap Irony; 09-15-2010 at 10:19 PM.