Vahe Gregorian: Disillusioning latest wave of college realignment no surprise but has no end in sight

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — College athletics are careening towards chaos, if not already embroiled in it, with ever-churning conference realignment implications. And that’s entwined with the insatiable demand for profits and commercialism that obscure, if not outright mock, the educational mission. It all makes for “an air of insincerity to the whole university-college scheme,” one groundbreaking and cautionary report says. Welcome to the ‘20s … The 1920s, that is. That’s when a sweeping Carnegie Foundation report on “American College Athletics” called for a “a change of values in a field that is sodd…

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