Source:Jodi Upton, Scott Hirko and David BarronJodi Upton, Scott Hirko and David Barron
Affiliation:Syracuse University, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and Houston ChronicleSyracuse University, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and Houston Chronicle
From paying players to bribery convictions of shoe executives, the turmoil in college sports seems endless. 2019 may mark the end of college sports as we know it, especially for football. Most crystal-ball watchers are predicting major conference realignments and a lot of dropped programs if some of the current lawsuits are resolved as expected. And if they aren't, the future of college sports may be decided by the Supreme Court -- and likely all in the next few years before the major cable contracts are awarded. Amidst all the chaos there's never been more need for watchdogs in this $10B-dollar enterprise in DI.