Pac-12 schools need more than 50% of football’s revenue just to keep football afloat, let alone financially draining sports like track & field.
Track & field does not make it easy to know who - or what - a professional track & field athlete is. National championship meets are more likely to surface students, side hustlers and ambiguities than an unequivocal pro.
When you’re finding the address for every throws circle, runway (javelin and jump), track start line, pole vault or high jump landing pad, you’re going to come across some unusual things.
We want to make it easier for athletes, fans and coaches in athletics. The first way we’re going to do that is making it easier to find a place to jump, throw or run.
Collegiate sports programs who secured endowments while times were good have a survival advantage as budget cuts ravage athletics departments.
The NCAA likes to come back to their line that all but 2% of their 400,000 student-athletes will go pro in something other than sports. It’s a good line, especially when they are trying to put the spotlight on their support for all student-athletes instead...