By Jon Ericson
Pageantry, tailgating, alumni gatherings, color, excitement, sex, violence, . . what’s not to like about college football?
Okay, there’s the pretend courses, the faux patriotism, noise piped in someone, somewhere thinks is music, drunk fans, high prices, uncomfortable seats, and the ubiquitous TV commercials and plays under review.
PRESS RELEASE – DECEMBER 19, 2019 For immediate release For more information: Dr. B. David Ridpath, Ed.D. President The Drake Group www.TheDrakeGroup.org 740-677-2642 The Drake Group Echoes Congressional Calls for the NCAA to Address Athlete Violence NEW HAVEN, CT. – On December 12, Kenny Jacoby of the USA Today Network reported on the Network’s investigation […]
An Ongoing American Tragedy in Higher Education: Where is the Outrage and Where Are the Governing Boards?
By Frank G. Splitt
The present commentary is still another attempt to illuminate what’s really going on in the continuing erosion of higher education in America. It also serves as a challenge to members of college and university governing boards to rise to the occasion and recognize that they are directly responsible for the actions of the leadership at their institutions—leadership that has led to an ongoing tragedy in higher education—excessive commercialization, the lowering of standards, and the graduation of students who can’t write or think critically and who won’t be able to compete in the global marketplace.
PRESS RELEASE – DECEMBER 4, 2019 For immediate release For more information: Dr. B. David Ridpath, Ed.D. President The Drake Group www.TheDrakeGroup.org 740-677-2642 College Athlete Medical Decisions Must be Free of Athletic Department Interference and Control NEW HAVEN, CT. – Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne penned an outstanding expose entitled Documents, […]
By Tom O’Mara
The correspondence below tells of my experience as a Division I athlete. I wish I could have met someone like me at the time, someone who had gone through the system, and was willing to be honest about it. At least then I could have made an informed decision on whether I wanted to play or not. I hope this can serve as a cautionary tale for prospective athletes and their parents.
It should be noted that Notre Dame has experienced several incidents of academic cheating this past decade which have resulted in suspensions from the football and basketball programs. It is not alone among major colleges in this regard. The problem has yet to be “cleared up.”
PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 7, 2019 For immediate release For more information: Dr. B. David Ridpath, Ed.D. President The Drake Group www.TheDrakeGroup.org 740-677-2642 The Drake Group Calls Upon the U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General to Initiate an Independent Investigation into Allegations of Concussion Related Wrong Doing NEW HAVEN, CT – […]
PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 For immediate release For more information: Dr. B. David Ridpath, Ed.D. President The Drake Group www.TheDrakeGroup.org 740-677-2642 The NCAA and Member Institutions Must Prohibit Physical Punishment of College Athletes NEW HAVEN, CT. – Recent reports of Rutgers University softball coaches forcing players to run six 100-yard sprints in less […]
Critical Analysis of Proposed Models of College Athlete Compensation The Drake Group believes that the current pressure on higher education institutions to pay college athletes well beyond the full cost of education has been created by root failures of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to: articulate and implement an educational sport system that allows […]
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