Dr. Harry Edwards on NCAAs: Stop the Madness of March

Mar 16, 2016, 05:04 AM

As college basketball fans descend into March Madness, Edge of Sports offers a wake-up call from Dr. Harry Edwards, renowned sports sociologist and author of the seminal text “The Revolt of the Black Athlete.” Dr. Edwards prescribes a stringent tonic for the NCAA’s ills: a complete dissolution and ground-up reformation focused on academics and athlete equity. Our host Dave Zirin also offers his ’Choice Words’ to the NCAA, drawing inspiration from John Oliver’s brilliant 2015 sendup. Finally, the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Rory Fanning, an Army Vet and co-author of Craig Hodges’ forthcoming memoir who was among a group of protesters that shut down Donald Trump’s planned rally in Chicago.—Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA https://youtu.be/pX8BXH3SJn0Zirin: Why Not Even the Mighty John Oliver Can Shame the NCAA http://thenation.com/article/why-not-even-mighty-john-oliver-can-shame-ncaa/—Contact:http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://edgeofsportspodcast.com | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | edgeofsports@slate.com—Music: Aden Dueitt-Piazza “Ufz” http://soundcloud.com/gonjastar | T1R “onepoto” http://soundcloud.com/t1r864 | Miles Davis “On Green Dolphin Street” http://milesdavis.com/