League of Fan’s Sports Policy Director, Ken Reed, is featured on The New York TimesRoom for Debate Opinion Page.

Dropping the Ball” on Room for Debate asks the question: “Should more undergraduate schools follow in the footsteps of Spelman College and consider dropping intercollegiate sports programs?”

Intercollegiate athletics can be expensive.

Some schools spend up to six times as much per athlete as they do to educate each student, and have costs that increase at least twice as fast as academic expenses, according to a recent study.

How can schools keep this up? Spelman College has decided not to, opting to spend its sports budget on a wellness program instead.

Should more colleges consider dropping or rethinking their competitive sports programs?

Check out the answers here.


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