Phi Beta Cons

Does UNC-Charlotte Need a Football Team?

A lopsided feasibility study recommended that the school spend big bucks (coming largely from an increase in student fees) to start up intercollegiate football, reaching the NCAA’s top division by 2016.

Is it a good idea? I’m very skeptical and say so here.
Long ago, an economics professor of mine who had done quite a bit of work in Puerto Rico said that the island “looks wonderful from a distance, but when you get up close — ugh.” I think that’s also true about big-time college football.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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