To the editor: Bravo to Michael Hiltzik for calling out big-business college athletics. ("Big-time college sports should split from their universities," column, March 20)
Like a frog being boiled by slowly rising water temperature, we've become inured to the slow but inexorable progress of college sport from an extracurricular activity to the tail that wags the dog.
As a season-ticket holding
Athletes on the USC semi-pro varsity team who have the aptitude could even be offered a free tuition when their playing days are over if they don't make it to the pros, or after they retire even if they do.
Robert Huber, Yorba Linda