College athletics, especially at larger universities, are one of the primary contributors towards school spirit, school prestige, and scholarship money, etc. However, this article disagrees on a principled level: https://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/22/why-higher-education-should-rid-itself-of-college-athletics/
What do you think about the article? Are college athletics good for schools? Good for the mission/purpose of schools? If not, should we get rid of athletic programs, either at a varsity level or altogether? Why/why not?