In September of 2022, The Drake Group established a sister organization and gifted all of its educational materials on issues in college athletics to THE DRAKE GROUP EDUCATION FUND. Below please find links to all of those materials. The Drake Group is focusing all of its efforts on educating members of the U.S. Congress and other legislative bodies to advance laws and policies that will improve intercollegiate athletics – better educational outcomes, comprehensive health and safety protection, and mechanisms that address critical issues such as gender inequities and racial exploitation. The Drake Group Education Fund is responsible for the research and development of these educational materials while The Drake Group is responsible for disseminating them to members of Congress and those who seek collegiate athletics governance reform.
Official Policy Positions
Position papers represent an official stance of The Drake Group and The Drake Group Education Fund on an issue in intercollegiate athletics. Position statements are created on an ‘as needed’ basis by The Drake Group Education Fund usually in reaction to multiple media or public requests, in response to recurring events, and/or as part of proactive education and media campaigns focused on needed intercollegiate athletics governance association reforms.
The Drake Group Education Fund collects articles consistent with the missions of The Drake Group and The Drake Group Education Fund that address the major issues facing intercollegiate athletics. This library is a COLLECTION BY TOPIC of all content so that readers can search by topic rather than purpose.
- Academic Integrity
- Athlete Compensation, Scholarships and Benefits
- Athlete Health, Insurance, Medical
- Athletes’ Rights
- Athlete Sexual Misconduct & Violence
- Certification, Accreditation
- Coach and Administrator Salaries
- Congressional Intervention
- Eligibility for Participation
- Enforcement and Due Process
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Facility Excesses
- Gender Equity
- NCAA Reform
- Racial Exploitation
- Revenue Generation and Distribution
- Student Fees and Institutional Subsidies
- Tax Preferences
- Transparency and Reporting
Editorials and Opinions
Members of The Drake Group and The Drake Group Education Fund and its Advisory Council are frequently called upon to produce editorials, blogs, or opinion pieces. If such writings are consistent with official policy positions of each organization and deemed to contribute important information to the understanding of an intercollegiate athletics issue, they are selected to be displayed on the Drake website. The authors of such publications are responsible for the content of these articles.
December 21, 2022 – Arming Enforcement Agencies with Better Tools and Female Students with Knowledge of their Title IX Rights – The Drake Group Applauds the Fair Play for Women Act
November 29, 2022 – Lawsuits Make Bad Policy: The Drake Group Calls on Congress to Immediately Act to Protect the Health and Safety of College Athletes
November 22, 2022 – The Drake Group supports college athletes eventually receiving 50% of all television and other revenues to finance health, 50% of all television and other revenues to finance health, safety, and educational benefits…safety, and educational benefits…