First of all, having the most updated facilities boosts the reputation of the University as one that turns out the best educated students. Take my experience as an example. I attended New York University. Our University is known as having the most cutting-edge equipment for research. They have the most space for performing experiments, as well as the best books in the libraries. This helps us to study and do more research. Because the school spends so much money on research, it has achieved a well-deserved reputation as a school that has students with the most up to date knowledge. Due to word of mouth, I was able to get a very high-paying job when I graduated. This is solely because NYU spends so much on academics and their research facilities, and doesn’t waste money on sports. We had the most updated information available to us.
Second of all, the backbone of a University is its academics, which are truly what helps people in finding gainful employment. Sports are wonderful diversions, but in most cases they do not lead to future lucrative jobs. After all, the goal of most students is to get a high paying job, which arises from academics, not from playing a sport. For instance, I have a friend named John who played college football. The University he attended had amazing stadiums and uniforms, as well as the most expensive equipment and high-paying coaches for every team. John did very well and scored many touchdowns, but he became a very lackadaisical student who procrastinated in completing assignments and often missed class. As a result, when college ended, so did John’s track as a successful person. He was unable to find a job because he focused so much on football and not academics. Therefore, sports can sometimes distract students from what should be their primary goal: obtaining a degree and hopefully getting good recommendations from professors, not sports coaches. After all, what market value does throwing a ball really have?
To summarize, although many people take pride in the teams of their college, I personally would rather siphon money into academics. I strongly believe that academics lead to a better future for students than sports.