The Only Way College Sports Can Make Sense Again

From a New York Times guest essay by Jordan Acker headlined “The Only Way College Sports Can Begin to Make Sense Again”:

College sports are in a state of upheaval. As of 2025, the century-old Pacific 12 Conference will no longer exist for all intents and purposes, as U.C.L.A., U.S.C., the University of Washington and the University of Oregon have decamped for bigger paychecks from the Big Ten Conference, and Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley will henceforth compete in the now ironically named Atlantic Coast Conference.