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SBD/October 10, 2012/Colleges
Report Calls For College Board Members To Take On Larger Role In Athletics Policies
Published October 10, 2012
WEIGHING IN: Former Univ. of Virginia President and AGB Project Dir John Casteen said, "The boards that do things right aren't the ones that end up on Page 1.” On Long Island, John Jeansonne notes the report was one of “six during the Knight session that addressed ethical, commercial and academic challenges raised by the arms race of big-time college sports." The report stated that "only half of colleges surveyed had a board policy on athletics, roughly half had a policy of protection of minors," and only 35% of the boards said that they "received sufficient information with regard to NCAA rules.” Casteen said, “I wouldn't expect the Knight Commission to jump right on the advice we've given about expecting board members to be more competent players, and more active. But the response, in more than 90 percent of the cases, went in the direction we're suggesting" (NEWSDAY, 10/10).