The University of South Carolina Upstate – a totally superfluous government-run college that already boasts a bloated, scandal ridden athletics department – is in talks with former North Carolina State University athletics director Lee Fowler.
Why? According to our sources, the school wants to pay Fowler a high six-figure salary to become its next athletics director – and to start a football program at the glorified satellite campus. That’s obviously terrible news for USC-Upstate students – who are currently charged an exorbitant athletics fee of nearly $1,000 a year to support crap like this.
Now USC-Upstate wants to field a football team?
This is a terrible idea – and even if it was a good idea, Fowler would be a terrible choice. The aging administrator – who was basically run out of N.C. State on a rail three years ago – was passed over for the athletics director position at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga just last month.
Of course this is South Carolina … where unnecessary government always finds a welcome home.
According to our sources, USC-Upstate wants to field a football team to compete against the program recently established at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Again, we think this idea is patently ridiculous – as is the ongoing taxpayer subsidization of “higher education” in general.
Higher ed is simply not a core function of government – yet South Carolina continues to perpetuate one of the most inefficient, duplicative systems in the nation to the tune of billions of dollars a year.