Everybody is feeling the affects of the economy and if things continue to sink high school sports could be in serious trouble. SI.com's Andy Staples writes that high school teams and programs are being cut and many districts are changing student-athletes user fees in the hundreds of dollars per season to play. In Mt. Vernon, N.Y., where the Bulls' Ben Gordon was once a star, the school's athletic program has been cut and if the school doesn't raise nearly $1 million there will be no sports in 2008-09. Families are cutting back on summer camps and tournaments outside of school and small colleges are finding it harder and harder to fun their teams.
What's going on in your area and what's being done to save high school sports? What would happen if there were no high school sports in your community? Should there be state or federal funding for high school sports? Weigh in with your thoughts.