Sport: For Hire

A year ago, the big question at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Athletic Association was what to do about half a dozen colleges that more or less admitted violating the intercollegiate "Sanity Code." Some members were for throwing the violators out of the N.C.A.A. Last week, after a year's reflection, the N.C.A.A. tried a different approach to the problem: it threw out most of the Sanity Code instead.

By a vote of 130 to 60 (three more than the necessary two-thirds), the N.C.A.A. decided that, as a general rule binding all schools and all conferences, the three-year-old official ban on...

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