Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NCAA, Corruption, Knight Commission
National Collegiate Athletic Association; Corruption
Once again the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has issued a call for reform. As was the case with the Jeremiad Sermons of the 17th Century Puritans, the call for reform has become a ritual whose primary function is to cleanse the sinner so that they might go forth and sin again. Any real prospect of reform and change is as remote in intercollegiate athletics today as it was for the debauched sinners in the Massachusetts of the Mathers. Or as they used to say in rural America, the horse has long since left the barn.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Knight Commission: Another Futile Attempt to Reform College Athletics" (2001). On Sport and Society. 140.