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The academic challenge of talented NCAA athletes in the revenue producing sports of football and basketball recently was investigated by CNN.
The news report revealed that at least 7 percent of collegiate athletes in the revenue sports leave college reading at or below an eighth-grade level. It is not possible to do college level work with an eighth-grade reading ability.
This column is not about the failures of collegiate football and basketball but rather it highlights an example of collegiate athletics at its best.
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