Big Ten, SEC team up to create ‘advisory board’ for college sports issues

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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh hoists the Big Ten Football Championship trophy overhead after defeating Iowa, 42-3, in the title game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 4, 2021. (IBJ photo/Mickey Shuey)

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  1. College football (and basketball, to a lesser extent) no longer embody the spirit of college athletics. It used to be a college athletic would be associated with the institution for life, long after they graduated. Today, the number of high profile football players who stay four years at one institution is getting smaller each year, and basketball is following suit. While I think the transfer portal has real value for athletes who want or need to transfer for legitimate reasons (closer to home, playing time, coaching changes), it has become much more simply about money and which school is willing to pay the highest price. At some point, will the football teams even be truly associated with a university, or will there simply be a licensing agreement between the university and some unrelated entity financing a football team? The real losers will be all the student athletes in other programs who will see cuts in funding (scholarship dollars, travel, staffing, equipment and facilities). Many schools have already cut programs because there is more money being spent buying high quality talent for short-term success.

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