Big Cities Examine Big Sports College Recruiters' Pressure Tactics Are One Item on the Agenda of New National Council
Scott Pendleton, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
WHEN Deon Thomas elected to attend the University of Illinois, the school considered him the crown jewel of the 1989 basketball recruiting efforts.
Then the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began to examine recruiting practices at the University. Now a sophomore, the six-foot-nine Chicago high school star has yet to play a game for Illinois, although he is expected to play this season. (Results of the NCAA investigation were due out this week.)
It is frustrating for big-city communities when promising athletes like Thomas are caught up in situations that put their futures at risk. That's because while only 2 percent of big-city athletes are of …
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Publication information: Article title: Big Cities Examine Big Sports College Recruiters' Pressure Tactics Are One Item on the Agenda of New National Council. Contributors: Scott Pendleton, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 9, 1990. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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