America’s Bizarre Priorities

The problem with big money college sports is that people start to care about college who have no business influencing what goes on at one.  The desire to sell flags and bumper stickers to men and women who haven’t read a book in decades can’t be healthy for an educational institution.  And when it doesn’t work, and the sports program is bleeding money, the solution is to double down and just rip off the people who are there to learn.

http://chronicle.com/interactives/ncaa-subsidies-main#id=table_2014

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