college sports commercialism

“Surely we are not in the business of making profits from the games of our students. Nor are we willing that they should be in that business either. But in some way or other we have gotten into that business, have built our fields and used them for extracting all the money which the traffic will bear.”

Alexander Meiklejohn, What are college games for?, The Atlantic, written in 1922. Yes, 1922.

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