IQ2 debate: Should we ban college football?
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?
- YES, BAN: Buzz Bissinger: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. "Friday Night Lights." Sports columnist for The Daily Beast and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
- YES, BAN: Malcolm Gladwell: Author of "The Tipping Point." Staff writer, The New Yorker. In the 2009 New Yorker article, "Offensive Play," he asked: how different are dogfighting and football?
- NO, DON'T BAN: Tim Green: Former NFL defensive end and football broadcaster. New York Times best-selling author, coach and lawyer specializing in energy law.
- NO, DON'T BAN: Jason Whitlock: FOXSports.com national columnist. 2008 National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the first sports writer to win the award.