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“The university should not have to make a multi-million dollar bet that athletic success will solve its financial problems.”

A professor at Colorado State University writes about the desperate ploy of a desperate university: Invest tens of millions in football, and get rich and famous.

A letter-writer to the same newspaper picks up on Matt Taibbi’s now-famous Goldman Sachs metaphor:

[CSU is beginning to look like a university where] a powerful athletic establishment has become a virtual vampire squid, tentacles wrapped around the university and dominating the directions, programs and missions of what had been an academic and scholarly community, while demanding ever greater funding, facilities and support for an ever-expanding sports entertainment complex now entrenched in an educational community.

Margaret Soltan, March 31, 2012 4:24AM
Posted in: sport

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