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Intelligence Squared: Ban College Football

Intelligence Squared

Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs’ millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Does football’s inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or does it provide young men with educational opportunities they would not otherwise have?

Before the debate began the audience was polled for their opinion - the results: 16% For | 53% Against | 31% Undecided

And after the debate the audience opinion was dramatically changed - the results: 53% For | 39% Against | 8% Undecided

FOR THE MOTION -  Buzz Bissinger and Malcolm Gladwell

AGAINST THE MOTION - Tim Green and  Jason Whitlock

Tune in for this passionate debate on a very timely issue moderated by John Donvan. 

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