Lacrosse Magazine, owned and published by US Lacrosse, the nationwide governing body of males’s and girls’s lacrosse, is circulated to more than 430,000 members of the organization as one of the benefits of membership. But what Vaccaro mentioned in 2001 was true then, and it’s true now: corporations offer money so they can revenue from the glory of college athletes, and the universities seize it. In 2010, despite the faltering economy, a single college athletic league, the soccer-crazed Southeastern Conference (SEC), became the first to crack the billion-dollar barrier in athletic receipts.
From the beginning, amateurism in faculty sports activities has been honored more often in precept than in truth; the NCAA was constructed of a mixture of noble and venal impulses. If ‘Bannon and Vaccaro and company win, it will turn college sports activities on its ear,” said Richard Lapchick, the president of the National Consortium for Academics and … Read More