Off The Field With Morgan Burke: January 23

Jan 23, 2015

The new provisions for paying the full freight of an athlete's education will cost Purdue about $1 million more per year.
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Following a late night trip home after watching the Purdue women’s basketball team defeat Minnesota in overtime Thursday, Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke joins us for our bi-weekly conversation to talk about autonomy in Div. I athletics.

In light of the NCAA’s meeting, what might the new abilities of schools in the so-called “Power 5” conferences mean for Purdue? And what effect might it have on the bottom line?

The new regulations give schools with lots of money more leeway to run their sports programs how they see fit – but does that exacerbate the effects of an existing wealth gap in college sports that Purdue President Mitch Daniels and many others have decried?

And speaking of wealth, you’ll be interested to hear what Morgan has to say about the effects of all this on students, relative to their income bracket.