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Special Segment (Real Athletes, Phony Students) #507993

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1980
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(Studio) Importance of tomorrow's games to college football scene noted; several school teams mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Football's role at USC, last spring's scandal involving football players' enrollment in non-existent classes and USC's suspension from Rose Bowl examined; films shown. Findings of USC president Dr. James Zumberge with regard to situation outlined on screen; details of situation cited. School newspaper reporter Richard Bonin recalled breaking story about fraud. [BONIN - comments.] Functional illiteracy of large no. of USC athletes cited. [USC athletic director Dr. Richard PERRY - comments.] [ZUMBERGE - responds.] Reform efforts ordered by Zumberge listed; general situation in academia with regard to attitude towards sports discussed. [Los Angeles. Rams player Pat HADEN - comments.] [PEOPLE - defense USC's admission program.] Zumberge quoted. [ZUMBERGE - comments on alumni.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Mudd, Roger;
Oliver, Don

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