University of Maryland: an athletic fail disguised as an institution of higher learning
Due to finances, the University of Maryland may be forced to constrain itself to education and research. They’ve already had to cut
eight seven sports.
But aren’t college sports a big moneymaker for the schools? Hardly.
Just 22 of the 227 Division I public universities managed to turn a profit within their athletic departments, according to the most recent data supplied to the NCAA.
These universities want big, successful athletic programs. But how these programs fit into their educational mission—and the cost per student for such hubris—remains a mystery.
The lesson for the taxpayers and trustees: First, don’t fear the turtle. Second, there is no free lunch.