- Jul 2018
- Trump World! Where the circus is always in town.
The largest college-admissions fraud ever prosecuted by federal authorities was engineered by a college-admissions consultant and a sprawling web of wealthy parents and allegedly corrupt coaches. But it was made easier by a system that is largely unpoliced and ripe for exploitation: the conferring of special admissions status to nonscholarship athletes.
A couple thoughts, one is that nonscholarship athletes still need to be approved, admitted, to the school. It is not like the coach can just take anyone as it's made to sound.
Second, student athletes, on average, do better in school than do none student athletes. So taking a student athlete over a similarly qualified non student athlete makes sense.