Sport: Spasms of Conscience

Last week, in the wake of 1951's scandal-plagued football season, a few belated spasms of conscience were rippling over the nation. Among the more notable convulsions: ¶ The American Council on Education's special committee on athletic policy (ten college presidents) proposed a ban on all postseason bowl games, a rule barring freshmen from varsity teams, elimination of athletic scholarships. ¶The Pacific Coast Conference formally adopted an "honor system" for policing its own backyard against the evils of subsidization. The men put on their honor: the college presidents. ¶ The Eastern College Athletic Conference (representing 89 colleges) met to consider a...

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