March 6, 1991
Sports Moguls Deny Responsibility for Colleges' Problems
New York, New York -- The way some college officials see it, professional sports leagues are at least partly responsible for the problems that plague big-time intercollegiate athletics.
They make this argument, for example: If the professional leagues didn't draft players before they had finished their college careers, the graduation rates for college athletes would be higher.
And this one: The universities are serving as a de facto farm system for the National Football League
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