Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/06/23/Frank_Deford_on_Sports_The_Hype_and_the_Hypocrisy Acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford criticizes college athletics programs for frequent scandals, and for awarding scholarships to athletes over academics. ----- Frank Deford, senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated and commentator for National Public Radio, delivers a lecture encompassing a wide swath of the world of sports from the Olympic Games to college athletics. Frank Deford is a six-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Senior Contributing Editor at Sports Illustrated, commentator on NPR's Morning Edition, and a correspondent on the HBO show RealSports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition to being the author of more than a dozen books, he has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and has been awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody. Sporting News describes Deford as the most influential sports voice among members of the print media and GQ simply calls him the world's greatest sportswriter.
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