Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 133 No. 14 APRIL 3, 1989

Vol. 133 No. 14 APRIL 3, 1989

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COVER: They may make millions of dollars for their schools, but are America's student athletes really getting an education?

As basketball fans across the country fix their eyes on the NCAA tournament this week, TIME shows how the national obsession with winning and moneymaking is turning big-time college sports into an academic scandal that for too many players leads down a one-way path to broken dreams. -- A look at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, a basketball powerhouse in the heart of America's gambling capital.

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NATION: The most fateful national security decision George Bush ever makes could be on...

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