This article discusses the recent decision of Spelman College to drop all intercollegiate athletics at the end of the academic year and leaving the NCAA. The school has a normal fund of $1 million that is normally used to fund varsity athletics, but will now be used to benefit more of their students through wellness programs, exercise programs, nutrition counseling, and intramurals. When making this decision they realized only 80 out of their 2,100 student body were athletes affected by this choice and none of these 80 were going on to be professional players in their sports. Whereas, 300 were enjoying the wellness program and PE classes. This number is above the NCAA average in actuality 1 in 45 students are athletes. Additionally, in the 2011 school year only 22 of the 227 Division I NCAA schools showed a profit off college sports. When looking at these numbers and the cost-benefit analysis it makes you wonder if schools should even have any sports these days.
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