Academic performance has become burdensome for the NCAA to deal with. Any step-by-step legislation would intrude upon the free range of commonly varying schools, and any scholastic standard broad enough to fit both MIT and Ole skip will have small force. A scandal will expose extreme lapses from time to time. In 1989, Dexter Manley, at the same time the famous “Secretary of Defense” for the NFL’s Washington Redskins, teared up ahead of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities, whenever admitting he was in fact functionally illiterate in university. Within big-time college athletic divisions, the economic stress to disregard apparent scholastic shortcomings and shortcuts is simply too strong. […]