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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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Drake Group Chastises the NCAA On the Death of Maryland Football Player McNair and Persistent Failures of Governance

PRESS RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org Drake Group Chastises the NCAA On the Death of Maryland Football Player McNair and Persistent Failures of Governance NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others whose mission […]

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The Drake Group Questions NCAA Division I Basketball Rules Changes

PRESS RELEASE – AUGUST 21, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Fritz Polite, President The Drake Group (407) 758-0811 fpolite@su.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Questions NCAA Division I Basketball Rules Changes NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Drake Group (TDG), a national organization of college faculty and others whose mission is to defend academic integrity in higher […]

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The Drake Group finds that The Independent Commission on College Basketball missed an opportunity to recommend comprehensive reform

PRESS RELEASE – MAY 3, 2018 For immediate release Contact: B. David Ridpath, President The Drake Group (740) 593-9496 ridpath@ohio.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group finds that The Independent Commission on College Basketball missed an opportunity to recommend comprehensive reform The Drake Group (TDG), whose mission is to defend academic integrity in higher education from the […]

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Prioritizing Academics, Athletes’ Well-Being and Fairness? The Drake Group calls on NCAA to Follow its own Rhetoric During its Biggest Showcase

PRESS RELEASE – APRIL 1 , 2018 For immediate release Contact: B. David Ridpath, President The Drake Group (740) 593-9496 ridpath@ohio.edu TheDrakeGroup.org Prioritizing Academics, Athletes’ Well-Being and Fairness? The Drake Group calls on NCAA to Follow its own Rhetoric During its Biggest Showcase “Prioritizing academics, well-being, fairness…” This is the NCAA mantra that is being […]

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The Drake Group Calls on Congress to Expand Investigation beyond Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and USOC and include the NCAA

PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 8, 2018 For immediate release Contact: B. David Ridpath, President The Drake Group (740) 593-9496 ridpath@ohio.edu TheDrakeGroup.org The Drake Group Calls on Congress to Expand Investigation beyond Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and USOC and include the NCAA In the wake of Dr. Larry Nassar’s convictions for sexual molestation, Drake Group president […]

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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 Karl Idsvoog and Dave Foster (both former reporters) and Robert Baumann (designer) of Kent State University and Dr. Max Grubb of Youngstown State University to […]

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Drake Group Calls for Strong Actions to Address Collegiate Coaching Misconduct

The Drake Group believes that most coaches act responsibly and in the best interests of their players.  Even when using now-unacceptable pedagogy, most coaches do so without malicious intent.   However, adequate evidence shows that the coaching profession is without clear and consistent standards and that absent such guidelines, too many coaches, albeit a minority, are […]

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Drake Group Calls for Strong Actions to Address Collegiate Athlete Sexual and Other Violence

The Drake Group examined current issues related to collegiate sport sexual and other violence, concluding that (1) no uniform approach exists at any level of policy making to deal with the issue, (2) athlete sexual and other physical violence is condoned by an unacknowledged collegiate athlete subculture that neither educational sport leaders nor college presidents […]

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Drake Group Urges Significant Changes to Reduce Athlete Time Demands

There is probably no more significant roadblock for college athletes seeking meaningful educations than the unreasonable amounts of time they must engage in practice and other athletics-related activities. In every NCAA and conference survey and through numerous research studies, athletes have made their concerns and needs concerning time spent on their sports known. Excessive athletics […]

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