Should Canadian schools join the NCAA?

November 22, 2007

Canada loses promising young athletes to the US every year, motivating some Canadian universities to pursue membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Assocation (NCAA) to be more competitive.  UBC, uAlberta and Simon Fraser University have all expressed interest in joining the NCAA.  Critics wonder if Canadian schools should take on the "big leagues" and big budgets. Some US institutions have athletics budgets in excess of $100 million.