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Ralph Nader Takes On Big-Time Sports

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12/16/2011 12:00 AM
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Associated Press/NewsDay/Boston Globe, December 16, 2011

Associated Press/NewsDay/Boston Globe, December 16, 2011: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is channeling an increasing share of his attention and anger to problems across the gamut of U.S. sports -- the major pro leagues, the NCAA, even youth sports. He has expressed support for the Drake Group, a coalition of college faculty and staff seeking to defend academic integrity as the college sports industry grows ever more powerful. The group's president-elect, UNH management professor Allen Sack, has suggested that -- in the absence of major reforms -- the NCAA might face efforts by Congress to end its tax-exempt status.

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