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.”
Frank G. Splitt – McCormick Faculty Fellow – Northwestern University – Evanston, Ill.
[“They all cheat” claimed University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins back in 1939 when terminating the school’s Big-10 football program.” […]
THE SIDE DOOR By Fred Klein, Drake Group Member, Arizona
A former Wall Street Journal sports columnist, see more opinions at Fred Klein on Sports (http://fredkleinonsports.blogspot.com/) It’s hard to shock people these days about the corrupt ties between sports and academe, but a case now playing out seems to be doing just that. This time […]
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 […]