In light of the scandal at Penn State, which reveals how big-time college sports often overwhelm the core values of higher education, Congress should closely examine whether the NCAA is running a not-for-profit enterprise or a commercial entertainment empire.
Excerpts from 'Paterno,' by Joe Posnanski, show Paterno and his family reacting to the scandal after former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of sexually abusing young boys.
The Penn State scandal isn't the only injustice to plague college football. In fact, that damaging lack of transparency is endemic. The NCAA should continue to clean house by taking control of the Bowl Championship Series, which, driven by greed, uses college players like gladiators.