26.5.17

INVESTING INTO TWO BUBBLES?

Recently retired Nevada and previously Wisconsin and Northern Illinois basketball coach Jane Albright wants to help set up a new academic program.
Albright, who coached Wichita State between Wisconsin and Nevada, said Nevada is now her home. She plans to become a professor at Nevada, with the help of former NIU and Nevada athletic director Cary Groth.

“I am going into educational leadership,” Albright said. “We’re going to try to start a sports management degree here. Cary Groth is leading that.”
There's excess capacity in higher education these days, and putting money into sports doesn't look like a wise investment, whether it's professional teams holding up communities for new arenas, or higher education continually restructuring the conference.

On the other hand, between scholarship athletes on prominent teams behaving badly, and difficult people serving as coaches, they'll not lack for case studies.

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