… scandal of big-time American university sports.

A sample:

In May, Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, announced that it would increase its athletics allocation by $1.6 million while cutting $31 million from the rest of its budget and laying off dozens of employees. The faculty union pointed out that basketball, Wright State’s most popular sport, regularly failed to fill even half the seats in the campus stadium and decried the decision as absurd. “There’s no way of reconciling it or justifying it. It’s simply outrageous,” says the AAUP’s [Rudy] Fichtenbaum, who teaches at Wright State.

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2 Responses to “UD’s friend Jay Smith is quoted in a Times Higher Ed overview of the …”

  1. dmf Says:

    let me know when the strikes begin…

  2. Stephen Karlson Says:

    I have no recollection of the words “Stand Up, Badgers, Sing!” in any version of On! Wisconsin!, or of there being more than one fire truck to roll the cheerleaders into the stadium.

    Put the essay in the collection of things to be taken seriously, but not literally?

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