Kudos for Uncovering the Ruse

What’s the ruse?   It’s the school’s admission, rostering, and – in many, if not most, cases — exploitation of highly talented, but educationally disadvantaged, athletes to build cash-generating, competitive (quasi-professional) teams for their college sports entertainment businesses. Many of these academically unprepared athletes must pretend to be students while having a full-time athletic job, missing numerous classes, and likely coming dead tired or leaving early for others. Buckley compliant disclosure of their academic performance would help end a fleecing of U. S. taxpayers by lifting the veil of secrecy that shrouds the phony basis for the nonprofit status of big-time college sports … a tax benefit amounting to subsidization of the athletics arms race at taxpayer’s expense.

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