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The local paper’s quoting Marilyn Flowers, an economics professor – and chair of the department – at Ball State who’s been going after campus athletics.

Ball State has more than $14 million budgeted for its athletics programs. Approximately 80 percent of the budget is paid for from student fees – almost $9 million – and institutional support – almost $2.5 million.

“When it costs so much for kids to go to school, and you charge them $800 a year and most of them don’t go to any games, that I think is really unfortunate,” Flowers said.

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One Response to “” Universities across the country pump millions of dollars into their athletics programs every year, even though [universities] are meant for education.””

  1. theprofessor Says:

    BSU is SO behind the curve. If you are embarrassed by student turnout, everyone knows that you start awarding door prizes or having drawings for cash prizes for attendees.

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