NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Ann Arbor, Michigan) Role of money in college athletics examined; films shown. Amt. spent on television rights to college sports since 1960 graphed on screen; scandals at UCLA, Oklahoma State, Wichita State, USC detailed. Texas A&M conflicts between athletics and academics discussed; football coach Jackie Sherrill featured. President Frank Vandiver noted unaware of negotiations with Sherrill; details given. [SHERRILL, STUDENTS - comment on his appointed] [Prof. John McDERMOTT - resents Sherrill's salary.] College football program at University of Oklahoma examined; situation at University of Michigan noted. [Athletic director Don CANHAM - denies program is perversion.] Canham's defense of sports budget outlined. [CANHAM - comments on cable TV.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson