Jackson College must end sports subsidy to keep faith with taxpayers

Kylie Lacey's picture

It would be a lie to claim the return of athletics to Jackson College lit a fire of fan interest on campus or in the community.

Lighting fires, however, should not be the measuring stick for why college sports exist. In Jackson College’s case, a more troublesome problem must be faced.

Athletic programs restored in 2006 currently require a sizable subsidy from the college general fund, and the cost is difficult to justify.

Intercollegiate competition began in the 1930s at the school then known as Jackson Junior College and later as Jackson Community College.

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