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The Economics of College Sports (Full Program) (Episode 122)

posted on December 18, 2007

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Stadium build outs, sky boxes, 7-figure coaching salaries, and lucrative TV and endorsement deals have become staples of big time college athletics. So too have recruiting scandals, and scholarships to academically and socially-challenged athletes. For better or worse, College athletic programs have become cultural institutions. Program host Paul Yeager will explore the topic with two members of the Iowa sports scene. Michael Gartner is owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, a triple A professional ball club; and Tom Witosky, a reporter for the Des Moines Register who covers politics and athletics. The Iowa Journal Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher visits Algona and we'll look behind the headlines with David Pitt of the Associated Press. (27:48)

Tags: colleges economy Iowa politics sports