calpundit takes on college sports
Don't miss this CalPundit post spotlighting some realities no one seems to want to acknowledge when discussing collegiate athletics.
As things stand, major collegiate sports are simply free farm teams for the pros. Universities like it because it generates revenues and keeps the alumni happy, and professional sports teams like it because it saves them the trouble of running minor league teams. The only ones who get screwed are the athletes themselves, most of whom never become pros, never get a diploma, and never get a dollar out of the whole thing.
The more you think about how these kids are treated, the harder it is not to feel faintly disgusted.