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Off The Field With Morgan Burke: April 3

Purdue Athletics

When the Big Ten Conference suggested limiting the participation of freshmen athletes, it was all but laughed at. But Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke says it’s no laughing matter, even as he acknowledges the fact his conference can’t go it alone.

As the NCAA tournament gets set to conclude this weekend, we talk about whether Kentucky coach John Calipari is wrecking the spirit of intercollegiate athletics with his open endorsement of the “one-and-done” philosophy of recruitment.

Speaking of the NCAA, how might that organization and the coaches, athletes and administrators who comprise it, help lead Indiana out of the morass surrounding the state’s so-called “religious freedom” bill? And what does it mean that at least one Purdue athlete has announced she’s gay and tried to help lead others to understanding?