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Why college sports are impervious to reform

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette*

It’s simple; trustees like things the way they are, argues Duke professor CHARLES CLOTFELTER

By Charles Clotfelter

Sunday, January 1, 2012

If Charles Dickens were writing about big-time college sports in 2011, he would have left it at, “It was the worst of times.”

The year began with long-standing concerns about runaway spending, a bowl system that unfairly favors rich conferences and the exploitation of athletes. Then came a string of scandals at high-profile programs, among them Ohio State, North Carolina and Miami. Then the year concluded with shocking allegations of sexual abuse at Penn State and Syracuse.

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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Op-eds, Press

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