Extensively based on their work as members of The Drake Group, Gerald Gurney, Donna Lopiano and Andy Zimbalist present a cogent summary of the history, issues, and Drake recommended solutions to unwind the corrupting influences of highly commercialized college sports. From academic fraud, lavish expenditures inappropriate for non-profit institutions of higher education, the exploitation of […]
Karl Igsvoog interviews David Ridpath about his research on mandatory athletic fees, examines recent concussion litigation and its impact on college sports, reports the result of a survey of 131 college presidents on issues related to college football and whether university presidents are taking on the issue of concussion litigation. This video is a portion […]
Karl Idsvoog examines whether college and university provosts are examining the athletic department for evidence of academic fraud and finds that universities appear to be looking the other way, participating in cheating cover-ups, knowingly admitting athletes who do not meet posted academic standards for admission and placing athletes at academic risk in the least demanding […]
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.
Mary Willingham previously worked in The Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling (CSSAC) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was an Academic Advisor in the Graduation Division and a Clinical Instructor in the School of Education. Originally hired by the University in 2003 as a Learning Specialist in the Academic Support […]