(2) What's the situation outside of the US? I'm sure the elite universities don't have this issue, but what about some of the really good, but maybe not absolute elite places (however that might be defined)?
yadfothgildloc wrote:I'm under the impression that the money brought in by big sucessful sports teams pays for a great deal of university expenses. OSU (Ohio State University), near me, makes 50 million USD, my roomate tells me, from only their football program. In that regard, they often might be necessary to run the university.
But, I think they detract from the academics. It's a two edged sword.
yadfothgildloc wrote:OSU (Ohio State University), near me, makes 50 million USD, my roomate tells me, from only their football program.
edonnelly wrote:Universities are accused of lower admission standards, grading athletes differently, and even helping their athletes to cheat.
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