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Off The Field With Morgan Burke: November 7

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Off The Field With Morgan Burke: November 7

There are many approaches to recruiting athletes to play Division I sports, but Purdue unwittingly tried a new one recently – send an athlete nothing at all.

On this edition of Off The Field with Morgan Burke, we’ll ask about that humorous instance of “minimalist recruitment,” but also some more serious questions about how colleges select their student-athletes. And that’s really the operative term – STUDENT-athletes.

On this program, we examine whether keeping academics at the forefront – which a recent scandal at the University of North Carolina suggests doesn’t always happen – can actually lead Purdue to fewer wins in sports.

And we’ll find out how, once Purdue gets athletes to campus, it pays attention to their studies, including a regular audit of what athletes majors are. A look at whether graduation rates and winning percentages are truly compatible, on this edition of Off The Field with Morgan Burke.