educate and try to keep their kids and penalize them for not graduating and keeping kids. I still think the primary reason for a college is to educate young men and women and anything that detracts from that is not good. athletics are extracurricular activities and should be shut down if they are not helping educate and graduate students. they are fun to watch and help create spirit and attachment but it is not the primary purpose. Plays and music performances are also fun to watch and create good school spirit. It is amazing that we have created a culture that pays millions to someone who is strong and fast and sometimes just plain nasty to those around them but whose next best job would pay under $40,000 a year. We have strange priorities as a culture.