Why the NCAA and the Knight Commission Miss the Seamy Side of College Sports

Since it is in the financial interest of conference commissioners, the NCAA and its member schools—presidents, trustees, ADs, coaches, and boosters—to portray athletes as legitimate, degree-seeking students, they are likely be quite forceful in the use of their influence and powers of intimidation to getwhat they want. What they want is the very best athletes—no matter how educationally and socially disadvantaged they may be and no matter related NCAA rules and Knight Commission recommendations.

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