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The Economics of College Sports: On the Thursday, December 20 edition of The Iowa Journal

December 19, 2007

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will examine the economics of college sports. The program airs Thursday, December 20 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, December 21 at 9:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

Iowa's three public universities are home to one of the highest-paid coaches in the entire country, hundreds of millions of dollars in stadium improvements, and a glut of donors with checks in hand. In this episode, The Iowa Journal examines the economics and business culture of college athletics in the 21st century. Guests for the program are Tom Witosky, investigative reporter for The Des Moines Register, and Michael Gartner, president of the Board of Regents.

In the Out and About segment, correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to Algona.

Associated Press reporter David Pitt will also be on hand for a look behind the day’s headlines.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. 

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For immediate release:
December 19, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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