Note: When I mention “college sports” in this article, I am talking about sports at major Division I programs. The Alabamas and Notre Dames of the world, not the Claremont Mckennas. The difference between the athletic-academic-financial atmosphere at major D1 schools and everywhere else is a chasm. To paraphrase Shannon Sharpe, it’s like comparing “Titanic” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”—-not in the same league (pun intended).
I will not waste time belaboring this distinction in the article, so don’t bother arguing how things at [insert your favorite college] are different—-I am well aware of this.