Every time I read and post in a college sports thread, some negative issue in college sports appears. Here are some of them:
Paying Players and Amateurism
One and Done
Bad Behavior by coaches (see Pitino and Petrino)
Whatever happened at Penn State
Money in the system (Boosters, TV Deals, etc...)
Point Shaving scandals (every few years)
NCAA rules and many many more.
I would be interested in getting peoples opinions on these issues as a whole? What is it about college sports that lends itself so much controversy? We've all discussed these issues individually, but what are the greater systemic issues that lead to so much spilled ink (or electrons...)?
Variatio delectat - Cicero