Drake Group

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The Drake Group is a network of American academics who believe that college athletics has become too dominant a force on university campuses. It was established in 1999 at a meeting at Drake University in Iowa by Drake University Provost, Dr. Jon Ericson. Currently the Drake Group is in residence at the University of New Haven, an effort led by Dr. Allen Sack, a sociologist at the University of New HavenThe current president is Dr. B. David Ridpath of Ohio University. [1] and used to be known as the "National Alliance for College Athletic Reform".[2] <ref> entry by DR. B.David Ridpath

Since 2004, they have given an annual award named after the University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins. The website is www.thedrakegroup.org


  1. ^ Asuncion-Reed, Redante. "Group Seeks to Reform Market-driven College Athletics". Footnotes. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Davies, Richard O. (Spring 2001). "Review of Beer and Circuses: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education" (PDF). Journal of Sport and History. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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