Jewish World Review Feb. 5, 2003 / 3 Adar I, 5763
College Sports and priorities
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | After all the debate last week about Title IX and how the 1972 federal legislation has taken money away from men's college sports programs to support women's programs, why is the NCAA advertising its product on buses?
The federal commission on Title IX reforms is supposed to hand some recommendations to education secretary Rod Paige. Here's a suggestion, the NCAA should stop saying it provides two educations. The sports education and the classroom education like it does on those bus advertisements. There are too many Cincinnati Bearcats basketball players who never graduated and plenty of others elsewhere who never got college degrees.
Additionally, the NCAA should not be spending money putting placards up on buses and other transportation. Instead that money could go to help keep men's wrestling alive at some schools, and also stop overpaying big name coaches in football and basketball. It's all about priorities which is why college sports needs reforms, not Title IX.
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