More on NCAA "reforms"

10/25/2011: Former UO journalism student Allie Grasgreen writes the best summary I’ve seen of the NCAA’s latest efforts to preserve its monopoly while claiming reform, for Insidehighered.com:

From 2005 to 2009, athletics spending per athlete at Football Bowl Subdivision colleges grew by 50 percent, to $91,050 per individual, while academic spending per student grew by 22 percent, to $13,470. Institutional subsidies per athlete grew at the fastest rate — by 53 percent, to about $18,390 in 2009. …

“We are bringing in young men and women who are not prepared for collegiate-level education,” Emmert said. “Their probability of success is limited, to say the least.”

“When we got together in August — and the mood would be no different today — I and the university presidents were disgusted with much of what we’d seen in the previous year,” Emmert said, alluding to high-profile scandals at places such as Ohio State University and the University of Miami. …

NCAA President Emmert is shocked to discover that there are NCAA scandals. This is during the Knight Comission meeting at, of course, the NYC Ritz -Carlton, on Central Park. Who does he think paid his bill? Your winnings, sir.

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