The Times' editors have discovered that college football costs money, money that indeed, "might otherwise have been devoted to academics."
I did not know that. Wow, thanks NY Times. Just remind us how this factotum eluded you all these years.
The Rutgers Mess
Rutgers, the biggest and most important public university in New Jersey, has spent millions of dollars furthering its ambition to become a major football power that might otherwise have been devoted to academics. It has done so during a period of rising tuition and budgetary cutbacks in academic departments, and, worse, without any real oversight from the university’s president, Richard McCormick, and its Board of Governors...(more opining and whining...)