Originally Posted by FedUpBuc*choking on Rice Krispies*The group — the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics — met under the direction of University of Arizona President Peter Likins and emerged with two themes: strong presidential leadership will fortify the athletics enterprise; and intercollegiate athletics serves its highest purpose when it is fully aligned with the educational mission.
Holy crap! Likins used to be Lehigh's President when I was a undergrad!
He was a no-nonsense president that tackled underage drinking hard at Lehigh and was IMO very successful (if draconian) about changing the rules. If he is as determined to reform Division I athletics as he was about reforming underage drinking, it's going to be one heck of a battle.
This is just kind of comical...The other three subcommittees are: Implications of Academic Values and Standards, chaired by University of Texas at Austin President Larry Faulkner; Presidential Leadership of Internal and External Constituencies, chaired by Southern Methodist University President Gerald Turner; and Student-Athlete Well-Being, chaired by Ohio State University President Karen Holbrook.
Representing Academic Values: University of Texas
Texas Last in Big 12 in Graduation Rates
Representing Leadership of Values: SMU
SMU History: The Death Penalty
Representing Student-Athlete Well Being: Ohio St.
Maurice Clarett Violations
The NCAA contacted Ohio State with "several pages" of allegations and the university's athletic department is working on a response. Geiger said Saturday that the response was not close to being completed and that he didn't know when it would be sent to the NCAA. He said the response may not be ready by the end of next week.
Asked if Ohio State's investigators are having difficulty answering some of the questions prompted by the NCAA's list of allegations, Geiger said the university was uncovering new problems during the investigation that were extending the process.
The university is also looking into a teaching assistant's charges that athletes -- including Clarett -- received improper help in class. That investigation is separate from the one that led to Clarett's suspension.