The perception of college sports as inherently corrupt is unfair to many good programs and changing that image is the top priority of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., Executive Director Dick Schultz said in a speech at Spartanburg, S.C.
"We're getting a pretty good handle on recruiting violations," Schultz said in his address at the Wofford College athletic awards banquet. "By the time that happens, we have the social problems that start popping up."
Schultz referred specifically to several recent criminal incidents involving members of the University of Oklahoma football team. He later said the NCAA was following with interest the case at South Carolina, where four former coaches have been charged in federal court in connection with the purchase and distribution of steroids.