Kieran O'Donnell

Kieran O'Donnell

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Some people argue that this is counter to the purpose and intent of the university system. For many universities, football is an important source of revenue, and helps them maintain state-of-the-art facilities, updated buildings, and well-kept grounds. Millions of people would be sorely disappointed if college football went away. Even people with no ties to universities are interested in college football, and consider it a favorite pastime. Universities should be focusing on academics and education, instead of sports, some say.

Other College Sports

Many of the arguments supporting the abolition of college football could also be applied to other sports at the college level. Many college football players go on to join the NFL, and football provides a way for students, staff, and alumni, to express their school pride, and to connect with the campus community.

Despite this long-standing tradition, some people are opposed to college football, and think it should be banned. This would probably not be an improvement in the lives of professional football players.

Overall, it seems unlikely that college football is going away any time soon, but the issue might force us to think about the ways that college athletic departments could be improved.

The Penn State Scandal

The arguments in favor of banning football are widely varied, but they came to light after several college football related scandals, including the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. This is one argument in favor of banning college football.

College football is a time-honored American tradition. Then-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused in 2011 of having sexually abused several young boys. Even Jack Kerouac, the famous Beat Generation writer of On the Road and The Dharma Bums, played football at Columbia University, before dropping out. Amidst rising concern about player safety and the recent spate of scandals, these voices seem to be getting stronger by the day.. That’s why, the sport is so popular at the college level, which is why it is such a big money-maker for universities. Bigger sports, like football and basketball, seem to be in a league of their own. They have gone beyond extracurricular, and have become a sort of secondary function of their own. This incident caused some people to question the large amount of power football coaches have at many American universities. Although this incident might not have been directly related to college football in general, it brought the media’s attention to the existence of college football programs, and created space to discuss the pros and cons of these programs.

One of the scandalous elements of the Penn State affair was the role of head coach Joe Paterno. Bissinger

Why Should College Football be Eliminated?

Of course, banning college football is probably not a very popular idea among the general public. If these sports programs can’t be scaled back to a more appropriate level, perhaps they should be eliminated altogether.

Do We Foresee a Ban in the Near Future?

In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.

–H.G. Universities promote their football programs in order to protect this revenue source–so much so, that some colleges are known more for their football programs than for their academic programs. Additionally, young athletes might have to go directly to the professional level, rather than attending college and earning degrees. Some people accused Paterno of sheltering Sandusky from punishment, claiming that he and other high-level university officials knew about the illicit behavior, and did nothing. Football and Funding

The issue of money extends beyond just the salaries of college football coaches. They serve mainly as extracurricular activities for students, and foster healthy intercollegiate competition. Some athletic programs are relatively small, and do not have a large impact on how universities function. Paterno was fired and died of lung cancer soon after. Some people say that, in schools with large football programs, coaches are overpaid, and have too much influence over what goes on at the schools

Kieran O'Donnell

Kieran O'Donnell

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Michigan is a perfect fit for him because of who he is, where he is in his life and what he loves.

Even if you aren’t into the game, football fandom isn’t just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy — like the tailgating — that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.

At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship

On November 26th, the nation’s highest-profile pollster — Nate Silver of the New York Times — gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.

Robert Scheer

John S.

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

Rabbi Jason Miller

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

Political science professor, LaGrange College in Georgia

John A. Should they do so?

In the end, running up the score with your star players still in the game, in the final seconds of a game that was not longer being contested didn’t even register to Urban Meyer. Tures

Seth Abramson

From a distance, it appears that Jim Harbaugh is a great coach because he is a great father, husband, son and brother, and being a great football coach just naturally follows. No. Here are the five big questions to keep in mind heading into the 2015 UH Football season.

Quora

A number of schools are considering firing their longtime successful coaches, in the hopes of getting a more successful one. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

It’s sorta weird. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 6 Texas A&M all bit the dust last week.

Being a Harbaugh has given him more intimate exposure to football than most coaches, but it’s what he’s learned in life, not the Harbaugh legacy, that sets Jay apart.

Emeritus Professor of Law, Northwestern; former NU faculty government chair; scholarship & litigation in education & civil right law.

Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist – “Rabbi Without Borders”

The Colorado Buffaloes come into town for a Thursday night showdown to kickoff what could be a make-or-break year for a man beginning his fourth year as head coach of the Rainbow Warriors. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.

Co-founder & COO, FieldLevel, Inc.

Editor, Truthdig.com; Author, ‘They Know Everything About You’

The best answer to any question

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Christian leader for social change; President and Founder @Sojourners

While secondary market tickets for the College Football Championship Game are the most expensive for any college game this season, it’s on pace to be the least expensive national championship game by a wide margin.

Kai Sato

. 2 Oregon, No. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it’s not like that at all. This may not be technically wrong, but it’s lame.

Without governance reforms that will put the players’ education and safety ahead of the coaches’ and schools’ money-making priorities, the academically elite Division I colleges’ claim to a higher ground is pure hypocrisy.

Jim Wallis

It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. Elson,

Attorney; Assistant Professor, UNH; Poet; Editor, Best American Experimental Writing

Last Saturday was somewhat of a day of reckoning within the top ranks of college football, with four of the top six ranked schools in the country going down. 3 Alabama, No

Kieran O'Donnell

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(Miller and I touched on the state of the SEC, for instance.)

Always, the discussion will be unfiltered but fair.

Another: The conference race is wide open.

The Hotline has entered the world of podcasts.

Also: Clay Helton seems like a terrific guy, but …

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* Follow me on Twitter: @WilnerHotline

Here’s the link.

One conclusion: Washington’s non-conference schedule could be a problem in a playoff discussion.

The College Hotline podcast will be a regular feature through the football season, with a focus on the Pac-12 — but not exclusively so. Yes, I’m about 27 years late, but at least my first guest helped make up some of the lost ground: ESPN’s venerable, eminent Pac-12 football guru, Ted Miller.

Tell your friends.

We covered a range of topics, including the Pac-12′s position in the playoff landscape, USC’s meltdown, Washington’s rise and Stanford’s constancy, UCLA’s transformation to a physical style, the cycles of success, Utah’s opportunity in the South and much, much more.