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A New Day for the Student-Athlete
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Date: May 23, 1998
Start Page: A.23
Section: OPINION/EDITORIAL

Jonathan Yardley misses the point when he indicts alumni, fans and student-athletes for the crimes committed by educators who should know better {"George Mason's Educational Touchdown," Style, May 18}.

One certainly can argue that the George Mason University Board of Visitors acted sensibly when it decided against adopting a football program. Its research showed that student fees would have to be raised by $225 to make football at GMU a reality and that most students were not willing to support such an increase. Yardley seems to be of the opinion that this reasoning is not only commendable but the only effective way to combat the dark forces of intercollegiate athletics.

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