How does it make everyone feel to know that college athletics spends 5 billion dollars on athletics and takes in 4 billion? A loss of one billion would fund approximately 1000 departments in colleges. I am aware of a local college of about 12,000 students that just a few years ago took 1.2 million from academics to fund athletics. It is up to around 4 million now. While at the same time tuition has increased about 50% and they no longer offer scholarships that include full tuition, and room and board. We are giving out money to China, recruiting graduate students from foreign countries and give them scholarships while at the same time do not recruit in America.