Jewish World Review May 7, 2003 / 5 Iyar, 5763
NCAA must not stop cleaning ship
It certainly is nice to see NCAA member schools do something to
protect their images such as firing coaches who may have been
in compromising positions.
Mike Price paid the ultimate price for being in a strip club, Larry
Eustachy is publicly acknowledging an alcohol problem, but the
NCAA is still failing to acknowledge its real problem, that
schools are failing to educate their so called student-athletes
and in fact use them to make money for everyone but the
Big time college sports is professional sports. Schools have
deals with broadcast and cable partners, with beer companies
although most college students are not of drinking age, shoe
companies, car companies, the list goes on and on.
coaches are caught in a bad way, its easy to just
get rid of the problem.
But that's window dressing.
problems include the lack of education, coaches leaving one
school for another breaking contracts while the players are
bound to a school. schools need to do more than to
dismiss a coach for questionable morals, the NCAA
should be cleaning up the mess that big time college sports has
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