Mark Cuban & Campus Monopolies


Mark Cuban has a great post on the regulation/management of college athletics (the NCAA). In it, Cuban questions the current model that defines college athletics and player development.

At some point, hopefully someone will spend the time to put together sports alliances completely outside traditional high school and college ruling bodies that will allow students to be passionate and work hard for their dreams both on the court and field and in the classroom. Which is exactly what happens overseas in most sports.

It got me to thinking of all of the monopolies that can be found in the campus environment (from tenure and publishing to testing agencies and financing options). While I couldn’t begin to offer ways to break the iron grip of the NCAA, I am confident that many of the monopolies that exist are just asking to be broken; meaning lots of opportunities for campus entrepreneurs.


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