Currently, athletic programs are allowed to consume as much as a full-time job’s worth of student athletes’ time. How can students pursue a meaningful education under such extreme time commitments outside of academics? To ensure the academic and future success of college athletes, constraints must be placed on sport time commitments. Watch our video to […]
College athletes are denied a meaningful education. When required to make sports their primary focus, they miss out on pursuing certain classes, majors, internships, and other opportunities critical to future success. Learn more about the issue by watching The Drake Group leaders explain the issue.
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 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 […]
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 […]