Calipari’s latest critics have weak case

John Calipari and NCAA Trophy - photo by David J. Phillip | AP
and Trophy - photo by David J. Phillip | AP

I’m always thinking that the only thing that can save big-time college sports from collapsing beneath its excesses is if the academic sides of universities rise up and assert control of athletics.  Unfortunately, that tends to sound better in theory than in action.  On Wednesday, a national faculty group called the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics issued a denunciation of men’s basketball coach for being a leading agent in the professionalizing of college athletics.

 

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