Education: College Sport...Foul!

How the national obsession with winning and moneymaking is turning big-time college sports into an educational scandal that, for too many players, leads down a one-way path to broken dreams

The ball loved Flick.

I saw him rack up

thirty-eight of forty

In one home game. His

hands were like wild birds.

He never learned a trade,

he just sells gas,

Checks oil, and changes

flats.

-- JOHN UPDIKE

Among the more than 25 million Americans watching the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament on television this week will be Tom Scates, the 6-ft. 10-in. former Georgetown University center. A 1979 graduate, he was once a mainstay of a winning team, and his hopes were pinned on making the pros. Today he is in uniform all right -- as a doorman...

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