Editorial calls on UNC to enhance oversight of college athletics

On August 23, the Raleigh News and Observer (link here) published an editorial in support of the Knight Commission’s efforts to reform college athletics through more intense oversight efforts. The editorial references a review of the University of North Carolina system by the nonprofit, nonpartistan Center for Public Policy Research. The Center’s review supports the work by the Knight Commission and William Friday, founding president of the University of North Carolina system and former co-chair of the Knight Commission. As stated in the editorial, the Commission recommends rules to prohibit teams with graduation rates under 50 percent from participating in post-season tournaments and the like; to prohibit corporate logos on uniforms; and, to treat athletes more like regular students.