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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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Drake Group Questions NCAA Academic Metrics

The Drake Group released a position statement that is highly critical of the NCAA’s Division I Academic Metrics. Drake Group President Gerald Gurney argues that “Academic integrity in intercollegiate athletics requires a system of checks and balances, transparent academic metrics and safeguards that ensure that learning occurs, not just that athletic eligibility is maintained.”

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Drake Group Urges NCAA Division I Presidents to Support the Establishment of a Presidential Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Listing eleven current conditions that threaten the financial stability of college athletics programs and the academic integrity of higher education institutions, The Drake Group issued a request to NCAA Division I college and university presidents and chancellors to support H.R. 2731 (a bi-partisan bill currently before Congress) that would mandate the appointment of a Presidential […]

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Alan Page Speaks Out On Education

Alan Page is an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Most people realize that Page, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, had a stellar athletic career while playing for the Minnesota Vikings. What many people do not know is that in 1988, Page and his wife Diane founded the Page Education […]

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If I was an FBS athletic director, my top worries in 2017 would be…

Check out a blog by a member of The Drake Group, listing the top issues that NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision athletic directors should be worrying about. Read more.

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Drake Group Honors Scholar, Author for Defending Academic Integrity

Apr. 8, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. — Murray Sperber, who has written extensively for decades about problems related to athletics at U.S. colleges, will be awarded the Drake Group’s highest honor, the Robert Maynard Hutchins Award on April 22. Sperber, an outspoken critic of basketball coach Bobby Knight and an ardent defender of academic integrity for […]

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