R. Gerald Turner, co-chairman of the Knight Commission and president of Southern Methodist University, said “The recession is accelerating the need to make hard choices about college athletics, but the fundamental problems will not abate when the economy improves…. Through innovative solutions, we can take measures to reign in everincreasing athletics spending and preserve all that is good about college sports. Repeated calls for college sports reform have gone unheeded for decades. What it would take to clean up the mess in college sports.
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