To the Editor: Colleges should focus on academics, not athletics
Written by Diane and Wally Pretzer   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:10
The boards of trustees and presidents of colleges and universities in our nation apparently value football and football coaches far more than they value the president and the vice president of the United States, whose responsibilities are infinitely greater than those of the coaches determined to have the best teams to satisfy the alumni and the general public.
David Clawson, football coach at Bowling Green State University, has an annual salary of $400,000, the same as President Obama's.  
Vice President Biden's salary is $225,540.  We have learned that Urban Meyer, football coach at Ohio State University, is the highest paid public employee in the State of Ohio.
Collegiate athletics should enhance and not dominate academic values.  
It is sad and certainly appalling that trustees at our colleges and universities seemingly value athletics so much that they approve inordinate amounts of money for their coaches.  
Their focus appears to be on winning games rather than on upholding academic integrity.
Diane and Wally Pretzer
Bowling Green
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:12

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