OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
Athletic departments annually dump millions of dollars into football teams at the expense of university students and other athletic programs, in fact only twenty-two athletic departments made a profit in 2010.
College football games are an invaluable source of revenue for local businesses that can make up to $5 million per home game. Penn state football alone generated $161.5 million for the state of Pennsylvania in 2010.
66% of college presidents said in an Inside Higher Ed survey this winter that “colleges and universities spend way too much money on intercollegiate athletic programs.”
Why We Care
Schools routinely spend millions of dollars on their athletics instead of improvements on the educational side, in fact most Division one schools spend more on athletics than their own libraries.
A growing number of students are picking their school based off college athletics over education.
We believe that quality affordable access to learning should trump investments in athletic programs– especially in light of the student loan debt crisis.