Intercollegiate athletics just got a two-minute warning
The United States is the only country in the world in which a billion-dollar entertainment industry is owned, organized, and operated by colleges and universities. Justified by the proposition that providing “student-athletes” access to higher education (and scholarships covering the full cost of attendance) is adequate compensation for their participation in varsity sports, the system is now under sustained attack and may collapse. And the solutions now under consideration won’t fix it.
Originally published: November 10, 2019
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Hill