Dan Barry, The New York Times, September 10, 2015

With the advent of another football season, the accusations of student-athlete exploitation continue to unnerve higher education — the growing demand that student-athletes share in the revenue they generate; the calls for N.C.A.A. reform; the push for unionization; academic fraud, sexual assaults, seamy cover-ups. It’s that 1932 Marx Brothers movie about college football, “Horse Feathers,” only without the laughs. Nowhere are these questions of morality and justice more pressing than at Notre Dame, an academic powerhouse with a football emphasis — or a football powerhouse with an academic emphasis. […read more]