College as we know it is about to change, and that is bad news for athletics programs.
In the next 10 to 20 years, big-name universities will undergo a transformation that will render the brick-and-mortar university a thing of the past. The force behind this change, of course, is the Internet.
Universities appear to be as unaware and unprepared for this revolution as the music, travel and newspaper industries were before being crippled by the Internet age. When it hits them, there will be drastic cuts, and in all likelihood, big-time universities will be forced to drop football.
Read about this coming revolution in my latest column for Covers.com.Covers is second to none in coverage of industry news, statistics and advice. Be sure to check Covers' excellent matchups page for this week's games, featuring previews, trends and line moves.