Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Ralph Nader proposes elimination of college athletic scholarships

Nader_250 Ralph Nader wants to "de-professionalize" college athletes. His plan: Eliminate scholarships.

In a proposal obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, ahead of its official release, Nader puts forth a plan that he says will restore academic integrity to collegiate sports by replacing college athletic scholarships with need-based financial aid.

Nader says the idea would reduce the "win-at-all-costs" mentality of high school sports because the incentive of college scholarships will no longer be there.

The plan is being proposed through Nader's League of Fans, a group whose goal is to reform sports.

ALSO:

Basketball fans have an attraction to distraction

USC's first spring practice is a real yawner as Coach Lane Kiffin starts early

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Ralph Nader in 2008. Credit: Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: