The Real March Madness

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By American Council of Trustees and Alumni and American Council of Trustees. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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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