CNN's "Inside Man" Season 2 with Morgan Spurlock concluded Sunday night with "College Sports" (link). Morgan tired out being a college basketball player and then a football player -- at age 43 -- to see if he had what it takes. Maybe baseball would serve him better; I think Nolam Ryan threw a no-hitter at age 45.
Spurlock looked at how college scholarships under NCAA supervision work, and whether these kids are "students first" or "athletes first". Fear it is the latter.
When I taught algebra as a graduate assistant instructor in the 1960s and the University of Kansas, I may have had athletes, who flunked. I was oblivious in those days.
Spurlock says the kids do learn a lot of virtues playing sports. But remember Malcolm Gladwell considers college football as morally problematic because of the concussion risk. which Spurlock doesn't mention/
A related film is "Schooled: The Price of College Sports" from Strand, reviewed on Movies blog Nov. 13, 2013.