Re: Paying College Athletes
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
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.
Yeah but what would you do with the additional money? Pay the Football and Basketball coaches even more? I suppose you'd say you can pay the athletes, but as of now you can't and I honestly can't see it happening anytime soon. So what's the point of collecting additional revenue. There is no such thing as a "for profit" athletic department.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.