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"Colleges Can Take Action Without An Athletes' Union," New York Times, March 28, 2014. 
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics continues to strongly promote its principle that institutions must treat college athletes as students first and foremost, not as professionals. The commission supports many of the benefits being sought for college athletes by groups like the College Athletes Players Association, but unions are not needed to guarantee those benefits. Colleges can enact proposals long recommended by the commission for colleges to restore the educational role of athletics and improve athletes’ experiences. ...

"Promoting Academics in College Sports,"New York Times, March 14, 2012.
Advocating policy change to emphasize the “college” in college sports has been the mission of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for more than two decades. Two core principles in its most recent report, Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values and the Future of College Sports, are to treat college athletes first and foremost as students — not as professionals — and to reward practices that make educational values a top priority. ...

"Make Academic Integrity Part of Recruiting Process” Miami Herald, Feb. 4, 2007
Somehow our culture has developed an obsession with the college choices made by a handful of students. Those students are not National Merit Scholars. They are blue-chip high school athletes, and the frenzy surrounding the process of recruiting them is reaching a fever pitch this week. ...