(YAHOO) – Major college athletic programs are failing in their promise to deliver athletes a quality education and "routinely defraud athletes of the tremendous value" a college scholarship holds, a U.S. senator said in a new report issued Thursday morning.
"The lack of academic integrity across college sports may be the most insidious piece of a broken system," Sen. Chris Murphy wrote in the report that challenges the NCAA over its measurement of graduation rates and its failure to graduate athletes at rates similar to those of other students.
Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, released a scathing report about the NCAA and major college athletics in March. That report called for paying college athletes ― especially those in sports like football and men's basketball that help generate millions of dollars in revenue for universities and their athletic departments.
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