Recent MGoBoard discussions about the financial burdens the bowl system imposes on teams that have to sell seats might be looking at only one piece of the puzzle. The steep cuts to public financing of elite state institutions, discussed in the Washington Post, should give pause to any fan of college football. Link:
In a period of declining revenue and increasing tuition costs, will universities continue to pour out money for a football program that is increasingly marked by escalating costs for travel, coaching salaries, equipment, etc? The disconnect between the money spent to support football programs while students go in debt and often struggle to complete a degree in four years because of cutbacks to courses required for graduation is growing rapidly.
I am not optimistic about the future of college football.