Analysis of Proposed Models of College Athlete Compensation

The Drake Group questions whether the courts or any antitrust litigation will solve the college athlete compensation question. The Drake Group believes that the current pressure on higher education institutions ...

The Drake Group Academic Integrity Project 2017 – Addressing Academic Corruption

Given the numerous incidences of academic corruption there have been in Division I university athletics, the Drake Group initiated the Academic Integrity Project in 2017. The Drake Group partnered with ...

Washington Post Article Highlights Drake Group’s Lobbying Efforts

Washington Post Columnist Sally Jenkins made the Drake Group’s “stinging article” that appeared in Inside Higher Education the center piece of her November 10 article, It’s not that the NCAA ...

Inside The Drake Group

Drake Group Establishes “In Residence” Status At The University of New Haven

The Drake Group, an organization of faculty and staff who seek to ...

Vision, Mission and Goals

The mission of the Drake Group is to defend academic integrity in ...

Awards

Hutchins Award The Robert Maynard Hutchins Award is given annually to faculty ...

In The Spotlight

The Drake Group Applauds U.S. Senator Murphy’s Report on Need for Intercollegiate Athletics Reform

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 28, 2019 Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Applauds U.S. Senator Murphy’s Report on Need for Intercollegiate Athletics Reform NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group applauded U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy’s (DCT) report, released today, on the current status of intercollegiate athletics finances: Madness, Inc. […]

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Senator Birch Bayh: A Tribute

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 20, 2019 Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org Senator Birch Bayh: A Tribute NEW HAVEN, CONN. – On his recent passing at age 91, The Drake Group wishes to pay tribute to the life and work of former Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN). His crafting and caretaking of Title […]

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The Drake Group Contends Courts Ill-Equipped to Solve Intercollegiate Athletics Issues

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 18, 2019 David Ridpath, Ph.D and Gerald Gurney, Ph.D. Past Presidents The Drake Group TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Contends Courts Ill-Equipped to Solve Intercollegiate Athletics Issues NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Last week, Judge Claudia Wilken issued a long-awaited decision in the case titled National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation. […]

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The Drake Group Applauds Student-Athlete Equity Act and Cheers on Congressional Action on Intercollegiate Athletics Reform

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 17, 2019 David Ridpath, Ph.D ridpath@ohio.edu Gerald Gurney, Ph.D. geraldgurney@gmail.com Past Presidents The Drake Group TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Applauds Student-Athlete Equity Act and Cheers on Congressional Action on Intercollegiate Athletics Reform NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Today, The Drake Group issued a strong statement in support of U.S. Representative Mark Walker’s […]

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College Admissions Cheating Scandal Hides The Dark Side of Athlete Special Admissions Programs

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 16, 2019 David Ridpath, Ph.D ridpath@ohio.edu Gerald Gurney, Ph.D. geraldgurney@gmail.com Past Presidents The Drake Group TheDrakeGroup.org College Admissions Cheating Scandal Hides The Dark Side of Athlete Special Admissions Programs NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Few in college athletics were surprised about the massive higher education admissions scandal that has been exposed over […]

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The Drake Group Doubts the Judge Wilken Decision Will Solve the College Athlete Compensation Issue

PRESS RELEASE – FEBRUARY 28, 2019 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Doubts the Judge Wilken Decision Will Solve the College Athlete Compensation Issue NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Today The Drake Group released a new position paper, a “Critical Analysis of Proposed Models of […]

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The Drake Group Charges the NCAA With Spreading “Fake News” About Athlete Graduation Rates

PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 19, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Charges the NCAA With Spreading “Fake News” About Athlete Graduation Rates NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others whose mission is to defend educational […]

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College Athlete Codes of Conduct and Issues Related to Freedom of Speech and Expression

The Drake Group addresses constitutionally protected speech and expression rights of public college and university students who participate in intercollegiate athletics. The current national debates about the extent to which athletic departments should properly control athlete behavior, especially on social media and in connection with activism require athletic directors to respond to questions such as […]

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The Drake Group Issues Position Paper on Constitutionally Protected Speech and Expression Rights of College Athletes

PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 15, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Issues Position Paper on Constitutionally Protected Speech and Expression Rights of College Athletes NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others whose mission is to […]

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When the Death of A Player Isn’t Enough…

PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 4, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org When the Death of A Player Isn’t Enough… NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others whose mission is to defend educational integrity in higher education from the […]

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