Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NYT Op-Ed on Degrees in Athletics

I have an op-ed in the NYT today on the notion of degrees in athletics, akin to degrees in music. Here is how it starts:
A new influx of money into big­-time college sports is likely to reinvigorate debate over whether student athletes should be paid as if they were professionals, with colleges running semipro teams as side projects to their research and teaching missions.

But one question that gets little attention is how schools can keep big­-time athletics connected to their academic objectives. Perhaps one way is for universities to award degrees in athletics.
Feel free to head over there to read the whole thing and then to come back an offer any comments here. The article has 342 comments and counting and I've received dozens of emails and Tweets in response. Tomorrow I'll post up some of this reader mail.


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