Interesting article. It is really a blessing that OSU is not one of the schools that must seek state aid to cover the costs of the athletic department. I'm not sure how I feel about my tax money going to support athletic departments.
The data point that pops out at me is that "per-athlete spending at schools in each of the six highest-profile football conferences topped $100,000 in 2010." That's bonkers.
It sounds like schools (and, really, our sports-crazy culture) have their priorities turned around. I base my opinion strictly on the facts presented in the article. I'm interested to know what some of the other points of view are on this.