The Athletic Trap

The Athletic Trap

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The unrivaled amount of cash poured into the college athletic system has made sports programs breeding grounds for corruption while diverting crucial resources from the academic mission of universities. This title clarifies the structure of this trap, describes how higher education institutions fall into itBetween 2010 and 2011, at least ten public universities increased the pay of their athletic director by at least $75, 000.32 ... For example, the estimated cost of stadium construction or renovation projects was $378 million at Arizona; $321 million at California-Berkeley; $250 ... in 2007 and has had to pay $17 million in debt service each year.36 It was able to manage its debt with a football ticket surchargeanbsp;...

Title:The Athletic Trap
Author:Howard L. Nixon, II
Publisher:JHU Press - 2014-03-04


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