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December 5, 2013 - Editorial in Raleigh News and Observer cites Knight Commission’s Spending Database

A Dec. 5, 2013 editorial in the Raleigh News and Observer examines data in the Knight Commission spending database and an athletic director’s criticism of the “statistics” used.

The editorial states that while the “[athletic director] is welcome to argue about how the data are used, he’d be foolish to write off the information as merely part of a ‘story’ the group is writing.”

The editorial concludes:

“This database of dollars shows a disturbing trend, all the more troubling because the expense of a college education for an average middle class student has far outpaced inflation. It’s hard to square that with the commission’s figures showing how universities are spending so much more on athletes than on other students. This will prompt even more questions that demand answers.”

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