A Whole New Game

Number 17614
Subject Sports
Source Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
State OH
Year 2001
Publication Date March 22, 23, 24, 25
Summary The Columbus Dispatch explores the Ohio High School Athletic Association's "power and priorities, driven by its increasing wealth and influence." The four-day series reveals that "the nonprofit organization, known for its by-the book enforcement of rules, operates without scrutiny." as its spends the money collected through "big-money sports tournaments and exclusive ball contracts." The investigation details how the association "has taken a hands-off approach to monitoring expenses, student transfers and academic standards affecting 225, 000 athletes throughout Ohio." The report uncovers an internal audit warning of "potentially unethical and illegal activity" and showing that "the association could be jeopardizing its tax-exempt status."
Category General
Pages 52
Keywords schools;student athletes;state government;insurance;stadium;contracts;championships
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