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Kill College Football?

Josh Barro writes that NCAA possibly killing Penn State's football program in the aftermath of the Freeh Report program doesn't go far enough. "For the good of both universities and athletes, we should end the NCAA cartel and get high-level football and basketball off all college campuses, not just Penn State." He argues that big-time college sports fattens a university and steals its soul and conscience because players are essentially professionals who don't get paid. The dynamic structure is set for the football coach to be the real university president. "It was more like Paterno was the university president’s boss than vice-versa," he writes. "By spinning off these profit centers, universities could return to their educational missions, and treat athletics the way the NCAA's Division III does: as an amateur activity to complement students’ education." 



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