College Athletics Undermining Academics

Sports and Society Administrator February 26, 2013 0
College Athletics Undermining Academics

Bill Morris | New York Times
February 23, 2013

Recent studies have demonstrated the incredible increase in cost of big time college athletics programs. One 2010 study found that athletic spending is growing at three times the rate of academic spending. The chancellor of the University of Maryland school system says “We’ve reached the point where big-time intercollegiate athletics is undermining the integrity of our institutions, diverting presidents and institutions from their main purpose.” Further demonstrating the disparity between athletics and academics is the fact that over the past 25 years college football coaches average salaries at public universities have increased 650 percent, while average salaries for professors have increased by 32 percent. To read more on this topic, view the original article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/sports/ncaabasketball/at-duke-basketball-tent-city-for-fun-and-profit.html?ref=sports

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