As Sports Programs Get Richer, Few Give Much for Academics

Ohio State U.

Ohio State U.’s athletics department has given money to academic programs, including Thompson Library. But most elite programs use their revenues to cover sports expenses.
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Less than $1 of every $100 in revenue generated by major college athletic departments at public colleges is directed to academic programs, according to a Chronicle analysis of NCAA financial statements.

Many athletic departments provide millions of...

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