LINDA WERTHEIMER, Host:
And now to college athletics and a reality check from sports commentator Frank Deford.
FRANK DEFORD: It's the old business of garbage in, garbage out. The various colleges - which is to say, the various athletic departments - report grades to the NCAA, which accepts them prima facie. How can the NCAA ever tell if some stooge is taking a test for an athlete? If some tutor is writing a term paper for an athlete? If some professor is dishing out passing grades to the failing athletes that he cheers for?
WERTHEIMER: If it makes you feel any better, I replied, yeah, probably - probably just about everybody. There are no referees in big-time college classrooms.
WERTHEIMER: This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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