I assume that people have read about the recent events at Penn State: the alleged sexual abuse in the football program (not by Paterno, the head coach there for decades), the cover-up, the cover-up crashing down, Paterno’s decision to retire at the end of the season, the Trustees’ decision to sack him and the university president immediately, and the student riots.
I propose a simple solution: end the NCAA and collegiate athletic programs. Universities will, overall, save money. More resources will be available for the academic side of things. There isn’t a real downside other than more resources available for administrative bureaucrats as well.
And then people can do things that are productive on Saturdays and during March.