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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:21 PM

Athletics spending outpaces academic spending in NCAA schools, including UNC, NC State

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

During a period of flat or declining academic budgets, university athletic enterprises are growing at a healthy clip in the NCAA’s Division I schools, according to a revealing new database.

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, long a voice for reform in college sports, unveiled an extensive database Wednesday that shines a light on universities’ big spending on athletics – particularly football.

For example, while academic spending per student dropped 12 percent at UNC-Chapel Hill from 2005 to 2011, athletic spending per athlete grew by 30 percent and football spending per player jumped 56 percent.

At N.C. State University during the same six-year period, per student spending on academics inched up 2 percent, while per athlete spending increased by 16 percent and football expenses jumped 85 percent.

Read more: Athletics spending outpaces academic spending in NCAA schools, including UNC, NC State Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/04/3432728/athletics-spending-outpaces-academic.html#storylink=cpy



This is the top story on the N&O right now. Right under this story is this one, Teacher turnover in North Carolina reaches five-year high

This Knight Commission report has been covered nationally by USA Today and Inside Higher Ed, and Time, and regionally in New Jersey, Kentucky, Alabama, and Missouri.

This study is released right as North Carolina is prosecuting former UNC professor Julius Nyang'oro for academic fraud in which Nyang'oro created fraudulent classes for student-athletes' eligibility.

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alp227 Dec 2013 OP
Orrex Dec 2013 #1
Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #2
BlueJazz Dec 2013 #3
FairWinds Dec 2013 #4
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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:44 PM

1. In other news, water is wet.

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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:45 PM

2. Colleges are still about getting an education, right?

 

This is sickening.

Here at my college, the school administration is cutting departments and majors, but our crappy football team is getting a new stadium.

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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:47 PM

3. They could save a lot of money. Just teach sports and everybody can find a job playing basketball.

They might as well, cause the way it's going, they won't compete with most of the world.

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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:18 AM

4. As a retired academic . .

OK, it was Division III;
But all I can say is "Gag Me!"
Football in particular has a terrible impact
on learning and academics.
Universities should compete on the basis of making the
world a better and more scholarly place - not on jock-dom.
That being said, I have had future football Hall of Famers in my classes
who were really bright, curious and engaged.
It's not the athletes fault.

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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 12:39 AM

5. The dumbing down of our nation's higher education system. Yuck.

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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 01:49 PM

6. I like sports just as much as the next guy...

...but this is some ****ed up set of priorities.

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