It's an attractive — if contentious — revenue stream for schools.
Business owners in Maryville, Missouri, and Baldwin City, Kansas, say college athletics help their bottom lines.
College sports bring TV contracts, corporate donations and other income that could be lost this year due to COVID-19.
Universities regard football as the welcome mat to their institutions. And even schools in the NCAA Division II are taking it seriously enough to invest millions in the their athletic facilities.
This morning the NCAA announced an array of penalties against Penn State University for allegedly covering up the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky. The penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl game ban, and a 40 percent cut in scholarships.
This morning the NCAA handed down its penalties to Penn State for the child sex abuse scandal. The Penn State football team is barred from all bowl games for four years and faces a $60 million fine.