Education: Basketball v. Learning

A fortnight after he sentenced five college basketball players to prison for accepting gamblers' bribes, Manhattan Judge Saul S. Streit handed down his judgment against three others. The players, all from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., had admitted accepting an offer of $500 apiece for throwing a Madison Square Garden game. But this time all got off with suspended sentences. The real culprits, according to Judge Streit, were not present in his courtroom.

"At Bradley," said he, "we have a typical example of commercialism and overemphasis—with some of the attendant evils: illegal recruiting, subsidization of athletes, evasion of scholastic standards, corruption of...

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