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Want to fix college athletics' academic crisis? Three words: Major in sports

January 14, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



For decades there has been a cacophonous debate surrounding college athletics regarding the value of the education the players are presented, even those who went so far as to receive degrees. The news that North Carolina, one of the nation’s most prestigious public universities, had many of its athletes earn credits in courses that essentially were not taught only amplified the volume.

It was reignited last week with the flawed CNN report that relied too heavily on standardized test scores to assess the academic readiness of athletes entering college, and another story or two on the Carolina debacle from the Raleigh News & Observer.

READ MORE: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2014-01-14/ncaa-academics-mark-emmert-north-carolina-major-in-sports


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