In more than 20 years I've spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.
That's because college football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today's times.
quote:guess we should ban all sports and support the math club.
has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.
The average student gets nothing from football programs that remain sacrosanct despite tuition increases.
Malcolm Gladwell has joined the chorus and they will be debating that college football should be banned.
How different are dogfighting and football?
If college football were to be banned, that would leave one real money making sport in schools, and that's a sport where a lot of schools actually lose money. Does anyone think that if college football ever goes away (due to head injuries/other issues), that many universities may just say frick it to college sports altogether?
Their hand would be forced. You've got Title IX on one hand, and then you've got no cash flow on the other. So, yeah, they might just say "frick it, we'll have intramural sports".