College Athletes Need to Support Themselves…

Dear Editor,

I don’t agree with most of what contributor Nick Gier proposes or believes, but I do agree with him regarding UI athletics. The general budget should not be supporting athletic teams. These athletes (all of them) need to live on a budget like everyone else.

They should base their expenditures on revenue from ticket sales, advertising and private support. Be it the varsity football team or the girls basketball team, these young, but adult students should not expect the tax payer or general student body fees to support their extra-curricular activities.

Bill Litsinger

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