So...this one is gonna hurt a few of ya. It's an almost universal truth to be found on Glocktalk that colleges are bastions of liberal idiocy. Reality seems to bear out that belief, as well. Question of the day - and one that just occurred to me: If we (the collective of mainly conservative GT members) agree that colleges are liberal hellholes, and we agree on not supporting such things - then why do so many people here support college athletics? For me, it's not a political issue at all. I don't support college athletics in its current form, simply because it makes a mockery of what college is SUPPOSED to be. Universities were formed to be institutions of higher education, not booster clubs for the school pocketbook. Academics and learning should be the focus of any postsecondary learning facility, but when football and basketball coaches are paid millions of dollars per year - that focus would seem to be lost. Corruption is bad in college sports, as evidenced by investigation after investigation. I personally know the woman in the middle of the Louisville scandal (Katina Powell) on a professional basis. Money and influence change hands and scholarships are handed out to worthless people, simply because they play a game better than most. Here's a radical idea - let's quit supporting college athletics with our money and viewership. March Madness and the NBA playoffs never happened, and we got along just fine. The world didn't stop, contrary to what most fans would have believed. Force colleges to focus on academics, as they should, rather than high dollar athletes and coaches. If nothing else, it'll reduce the amount of money they have to peddle liberal ideas.