PERSPECTIVES: Sports Illustrated Lays Bare Institutional Failures in College Sports

“College sports have been a hypocritical enterprise for a long time; any sober assessment of the last half-century reached that conclusion. But now hypocrisy is part of the mission statement.” That includes cutting sports that neither generate revenue nor yield a large fan base. “I think it’s an easy out for them,” says former Olympian and current NBC swimming commentator Rowdy Gaines. “Just be honest and say, These are the sports we need to cut because we don’t need them, we don’t want them and they don’t do anything for us. Call a spade a spade, for crying out loud. Quit lying to us.” Read more here.

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