You win, big-time college athletics

Monday, September 16, 2013

Maybe it’s time to wave the white flag.

Just concede that college sports will always be a cesspool of under-the-table payouts, win-at-all-cost coaches, look-the-other-way administrators, out-of-control boosters, and athletes who make a mockery of the word ‘‘student.’’

After another glorious week in the annals of higher education — Oklahoma State was accused of widespread violations in its football program by Sports Illustrated, while Yahoo Sports reported that several Southeastern Conference players received illicit payments — do any of us believe the guys running this multibillion-dollar enterprise have any intention of going legitimate?

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