The Business of College Sports

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The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports that the commercialization of college sports has produced deplorable graduation rates and outright academic fraud. But could colleges and universities afford to implement the commission's sweeping recommendations, let alone get out of sports altogether, if they can't restore academic standards? We examine whether big-time sports are corrupting America's colleges and universities with the co-chair of the Knight Commission and representatives from the world of college athletics.
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Knight Commission

Los Angeles Times

Mellon Foundation

National Collegiate Athletic Association

USC Sports

North American Free Trade Agreement

Yuma Daily Sun



Warren Olney