College football has always been a national pastime in America. Walk into any home broadcasting Penn State vs. Iowa or Notre Dame vs. Ohio State and you can quickly mistake the flair and exuberant cheers for any interdivisional pro matchup. Steelers-Browns, for example.
But NCAA football has been slowly creeping up the ladder in exposure over the past two decades, at the expense of education.
As coaching salaries increase, tuition rises for students, and state appropriations continue to fall, individual education budgets shrink, leaving us with a cloudy view of what’s really happening around the nation every time we flip on College GameDay.
There was time where a Saturday afternoon afforded viewers two or three games on television, but nowadays, Saturday comes complete with game after game after game starting at around noon and ending sometime around 10 p.m. on a multitude of channels—CBS, ESPN, and NBC leading the way.
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