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Mon April 14, 2014
Tackling the student-athlete double standard
What happens at the intersection of college athletics and college academics?
To what degree are student athletes allowed to get by with a lighter academic load, enabling them to play the games that are such moneymakers for the school and the NCAA?
That question is being asked more frequently today, often to the great discomfort of those who run colleges and universities, and their athletic programs.
To talk about the student-athlete double standard, we welcomed Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek. His recent piece is titled, "In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes – and Whistle-blower."
Listen to the full interview above.