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(ESPN)   NCAA decides not to renew contract with EA Sports. This has nothing to do with all of the former athletes asking to be paid for being used in the game, nnnnnnnnnope   ( espn.go.com) divider line
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2013-07-18 11:53:33 AM  
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ModernPrimitive01: last I heard the majority of college football programs cost more for the college than they bring in.

That's what I heard too. If it was so profitable all around, football would be something every college did. But then you have schools like Marquette and Georgetown and Creighton and Gonzaga and so on and so forth, schools that don't carry football teams despite clearly being big on athletics.

In fact, three of those four did at one point have a football team, but Creighton shuttered it in 1942, Gonzaga in 1941 and Marquette in 1960. More recently, Cal State Northridge shut down football in 2001, St. John's, Canisus and Fairfield in 2002, Siena in 2003, St. Peter's in 2006, La Salle in 2007, Iona in 2008, Northeastern and Hofstra in 2009, and East Tennessee State put theirs into hibernation in 2003 (they intend to revive it in 2015). Not the big-time names, but then, if they were the big-time names, they would have been making enough money to keep football going.
2013-07-18 10:34:00 AM  
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Just pay the goddamn players already. And set up special sports colleges to send them to. Stop perpetuating this farce that they're attending college for anything other than playing sports and free up some space for serious students who actually want to learn something.
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