College Sports Excesses Seep into High Schools
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Our sports commentator Frank Deford has kept us up-to-date on sports for years. And now it's getting to that time when he needs to be thinking about his legacy.
FRANK DEFORD: Both ESPN and the Fox Sports Network regularly televise high school games nationally. Really, do we need this attention for teenagers? The bald fact is sports is growing in importance in schools even as book learning is diminishing. But in the United States, no athlete shall be left behind.
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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
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