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The Real March Madness

March 24, 2017 by Alexis Zhang and Armand B. Alacbay

How's your NCAA March Madness bracket doing? College sports aren't just about the thrill of victory anymore. Over the years, more and more respected college teams have been painted in scandal due to academic dishonesty or even criminal behavior. Syracuse, UNC, and countless other schools have bent the rules or lowered academic standards in order to pursue big wins. ACTA's Vice President of Trustee and Legislative Affairs Armand Alacbay and Research Associate Alexis Zhang join Higher Ed Now to discuss trustees' role in governing athletic departments. Ultimately, colleges must prioritize academic pursuits and ensure their athletes are learning what they need to know for life off the court.



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