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Ban College Football? Breaking Down a Debate

Ban College Football? Breaking Down a Debate

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Two prominent writers argued for banning college football on Tuesday night at New York University'€™s Skirball Center as part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates series. Their opponents were two journalists, who also happened to be former players. Buzz Bissinger (the author of the high school football book '€œFriday Night Lights'€) and Malcolm Gladwell (the best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer who compared football to dogfighting) want to get rid of football on campus. Tim Green (a former N.F.L. defensive end) and Jason Whitlock (a Fox Sports correspondent who played football in college) want it to stay.