Karl Idsvoog examines media coverage of football concussions, concussion lawsuit risk and the cost of intercollegiate athletics. This video is an excerpt from the Presidential Football Project.
Ramogi Huma, President of the National Collegiate Players Association reveals that all coaches promise their recruits that all medical expenses will be covered but do not include any written promise to do so. http://medexpense.jmc.kent.edu/
Karl Idsvoog examined whether University billing records for tuition and fees showed how much students were paying to support the athletic program and found that students and parents don’t know the highest fee the student pays goes to fund athletics because it is so hard to find on most college and university web sites. Some […]
A computer assisted reporting class at Kent State University examined whether Mid-America Athletic Conference institutions kept records of classes missed due to athletics competition schedules and athletic injuries such as concussions. Requests for interviews with every athletic director in the MAC conference were declined.
Jon Ericson Co-Founder and First President, The Drake Group
[Athletics Director Bill] Moos was asked about the challenge of attracting fans to the stadium or arena during an age when fans can access games at the finger tips. “The younger generations may not want to drive five, six, seven hours, or they may want to […]
When I got off the phone with Allen Sack, after he had informed me that I was the recipient of this year’s Robert Maynard Hutchins award, my first sensation was one of humility. So many past winners of this award have been truly heroic figures, people whose risk-taking and fortitude I have personally found inspiring […]
The 2009 Robert Maynard Hutchins Award winner was Jon Ericson, a former provost and professor of rhetoric and communication studies at Drake University. Ericson, a passionate believer that big-time college sport is undermining academic integrity, assembled a distinguished group of scholars, authors, and activists at Drake University in 1999, out of which emerged the Drake […]
Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University has settled a lawsuit from one of two former instructors who said they were pressured to change football players’ grades and hide academic misconduct several years ago. The school continues to deny wrongdoing, and settled to avoid the expense of further litigation by Tiffany Terrell Mayne, […]
Jan Kemp Dies at 59; Exposed Fraud in Grades of Players By Richard Goldstein Jan Kemp, a former English instructor whose lawsuit against the University of Georgia in the 1980s drew national attention to preferential treatment of college athletes unable to meet academic standards, died on Dec. 4 in Athens, Ga. She was 59. The […]
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