Reading, writing and reform

Cowen, Scott S.
August 2003
Sporting News;8/11/2003, Vol. 227 Issue 32, p8
Athletics reform is desperately needed in intercollegiate athletics, and the changes must occur now if Division I-A athletics are to retain any degree of respectability. Athletics reform has been a topic of discussion for decades, and change has occurred. But reform is having trouble keeping pace with transgressions. Ever-increasing commercialization and the concentration of money, power and control in the hands of a few universities are shaping intercollegiate athletics. To fix the system, there is a need to increase the academic performance and graduation rates of student-athletes, create an open system of postseason play in football and hold presidents and chancellors accountable for their athletics departments.


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