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.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on July 3, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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