An editorial yesterday in The Sun said that Representative Tom McMillen represents the 2nd Congressional District. He represents the 4th District.
The Sun regrets the errors.
It is wrong for colleges to overemphasize sports, but it shouldn't be illegal.
There is no doubt that college athletics needs reforming. For too long, coaches and athletics directors, not college presidents and other academic officials, have had effective control. For too long, the term "student-athlete" has seemed an oxymoron at many schools which compete at the top levels of competition. For too long, abuses of recruiting rules have persisted in the face of inadequate enforcement. And for too long, colleges and universities have given lip service to reform while the problems linger. Into this breach -- ill-advisedly -- steps Congress.
About half a dozen bills are now pending in the House which would regulate the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ("The most outspoken lawmakers tend to be those who represent colleges that have been punished by the association," the Chronicle of Higher Education noted in its Aug. 7 issue.)