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    Is College Football Hurting America?

    With the balloon spending that is occuring in college football these days it makes me wonder if college football is hurting America..............

    What if the schools were forced to reinvest 50% of revenues back into education at the institutions or somthing. Would that not then keep tuition costs from rising and keeping the youth of america out of massive debt obligations...........

    Would those young professionals not then purchase homes helping to rebound the housing market then lifting some of the recesison burdon in the US...........

    So are these pretty and new athletic structures and high payed coaches worth the recession........???............


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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    I don't even know where to begin with this post.



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    college football is worth whatever pains result therein




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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    It's a noble thought, but the blame is a little misdirected, I feel. It's easy to point at our head coaches who have million dollar salaries and say "Hey, where's my share?" Or the millions of dollars going into facility upgrades, etc. etc.

    I feel it's a symptom of the growing income gap between the nation's wealthy and the poor, but it's sure not the cause.


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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    its part of the entertainment business



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    I don't even know where to begin with this post.



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    50% of revenues without football? How much could that be?



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackJohnny View Post
    So are these pretty and new athletic structures and high payed coaches worth the recession........???............

    The money it costs to build those structures is not buried inside the facilities. That money purchases materials and construction services. People provide those goods and services to the university, the university pays those people money, those people then spend the money on consumption or in business, etc. etc.



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    The money it costs to build those structures is not buried inside the facilities. That money purchases materials and construction services. People provide those goods and services to the athletic department, the athletic department pays those people money, those people then spend the money on consumption or in business, etc. etc.
    Fixed for accuracy

    The state has pushed so hard for the athletic departments to operate entirely separately and independently from the general university funds now the OP wants to mingle the money again?

    A good portion of the money that athletic departments are generating come from ticket sales and donations from boosters and media rights. If you take half of that money away and give it to the university's general fund you are going to seriously damage the product. How many people and media are going to take their money elsewhere? There are a lot of other entertainment options out there. You may just seriously damage athletic departments without giving much benefit to the universities.


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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    College coaches deserve to be paid that much so they can trickle wealth down.



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    College coaches deserve to be paid that much so they can trickle wealth down.
    So Chizik gave some of his own money to Cam?


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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Hey hey - this was only food for thought here gentlemen.


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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    nah.

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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Football is one fo the FEW things that MOST colleges do that actually MAKE MONEY.
    It is not a perfect system but I have a hard time seeing any detriment to society.

    Good example: OU Athletic department made $3M donation to one of their (non athletic related) academic programs a few years back.



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    Re: Is College Football Hurting America?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    So Chizik gave some of his own money to Cam?
    That's how I understood it



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