Faculty Reps Botch Sports-Oversight Role

Instead of protecting the academic side of college sports, some faculty athletics representatives help sidestep the rules

Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Percy Bates, of the U. of Michigan, says he stands on the floor at basketball games to prevent agents and boosters from getting too close to players.
October 31, 2010

The report reads like a rap sheet on big-time sports. Six basketball players were kicked off the team,­ one charged with selling cocaine, another accused of stealing condoms from a Wal-Mart and injuring a 66-year-old woman while running out the…

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