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My read: TV money trumps athletic budgets

TV wants good games, so it doesn't want a bunch of players skipping this year's basketball season because they would lose a year of eligibility to play in a season that might fall apart due to the plague.

This pushes a problem to colleges: they now have a class of players who would exit and go off scholarship who might want to stick around another year. Do you cut those guys off or do you find the cash to extend the scholarship another year?

That's tough for colleges. They have budget shortfall problems already. Pressure to fund more scholarships makes that worse.

Thus, TV got what it wanted and athletic budgets got pressed even harder.

(In response to this post by RaleighHOO)

Posted: 10/15/2020 at 08:56AM


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