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Rick Eckstein Revisited: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports

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January 4, 2019- Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein visited New Mexico earlier this year and sat down with our correspondent Khalil Ekulona to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

Guest:
Rick Eckstein, author of “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline” 

For Further Reading:
How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline

Reporting Scores & Covering The Finances Of UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics

July 27, 2018 –The UNM Athletics Department has operated mostly in the red for years, and the university’s Board of Regents voted last week to cut four sports to help address financial issues. Men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s beach volleyball were all cut. Supporters of those programs argued in public comments and on social media that those sports are not the cause of financial woes in the department.

Albuquerque Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer covers the Lobos. Along with reporting scores, he’s also sought out information about what is happening behind the scenes. He sits down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus talk about transparency and why the business of sports matters as much as what happens on the field or the court.

Additional reading:

Some question why Lobo football escaped scrutiny during sports cuts

It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone

Pending appeal, foundation will continue to withhold documents