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 Allen L. Sack, a sociologist at the University of New Haven,[1] and used to be known as the "National Alliance for College Athletic Reform".[2]

Since 2004, they have given an annual award named after the University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.


  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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