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Recently, presidents of about 100 of the nation’s best-known colleges and universities called on lawmakers to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. Their reasoning is akin to that surrounding the law of prohibition of years gone by: the drinking age is encouraging drinking, not curtailing it, specifically binge drinking. Binge drinking is the […] Read More

The NCAA Executive Committee declined to ban alcohol advertising for sporting events, ignoring letters signed by coaches, presidents and athletics directors who said advertising beer is inconsistent with the NCAA’s policy banning advertising for hard liquor and not in the best interest of college sports or higher education. Committee chairman Michael Adams called the NCAA’s […] Read More

Presidential candidate John McCain invites readers on his Web site to create a bracket picking winners in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and compare their picks to his own. Four years ago the Republican senator from Arizona advocated a clear message that gambling on amateur athletics is wrong. “Get started to create your own bracket […] Read More

As a member of the executive committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Robert Fisher, president of Belmont University, has a unique opportunity and responsibility to speak up for alcohol-free sports TV at the NCAA’s executive committee’s August meeting. asked Fisher this week in an email why the Tennessee Baptist-affiliated school had not joined […] Read More

Bobby Knight and Ethics

On initial examination, any ethical consideration concerning the dismissal of Bobby Knight as Indiana University’s basketball coach is a slam dunk. His tantrums, tirades and out-of-control antics caused irritation. In his tenure, he was a self-centered monster who somehow existed above normal parameters. Possibly for too long, Indiana officials looked the other way concerning some […] Read More