Big-time college football: End it, or reform it now

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 18, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    End it. Put all those resources into academics.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 7:48 a.m.

    This opinion piece is absolutely correct that college football must be reformed or be abolished. However, it does not go far enough.

    The spotlight should be on more than just an out of control football culture. The spotlight must include the whole system of higher education that permits this culture to exist.

    The problems with this culture involve more than just sex abuse at Penn State. Countless sports articles have documented other universities' use of alcohol and sex parties to recruit players.

    These problems began when the higher education system decided to abandon the teaching of traditional moral values such as chastity, reverence, and respect for others. It should be no surprise that a culture of lies and sexual deviancy can thrive in this system.

    The only way to reform football is to reform the higher education system. The teaching of moral values must return to its traditional place of being the highest priority of colleges and universities.