Do College Sports Need to Be Saved?

Minnesota Public Radio published an interview about the current status of college sports with author Taylor Branch and Knight Commission executive director Amy Perko. The discussion focused on how big money is having a greater impact on big-time college sports, from schools changing conferences to a renewed call to pay student athletes. The context of the discussion was considering remedies that can balance athletics with the core academic mission of schools. The interview can be accessed here.

  • Taylor Branch: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “America in the King Years,” contributor to The Atlantic and author of the e-book “The Cartel: Inside the Rise and Imminent Fall of the NCAA.”
  • Amy Perko: Executive director of The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.