Unfair Game

Number 25812
Subject Sports
Source WFAA-Dallas, Tx.
State Texas
Year 2012
Publication Date 5/8/2012; 5/21/2012; 8/29/2012; 9/7/2012; 9/27/2012; 10/3/2012; 11/29/2012; 11/7/2012
Summary Texas high school athletics rules prohibit students from transferring from district to district for athletic purposes, but that hasn’t stopped coaches and administrators from openly flouting the rules to assemble state championship-caliber teams as part of an underground recruiting system that puts athletics over academics. WFAA investigative reporter Brett Shipp's reports showed how improper recruiting helped Dallas' Kimball Knights build back-to-back state champ basketball teams, and how former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders' new school, Prime Prep Academy, also drew in blue-chip players against the rules.
Keywords Recruiting; High School; Football; Basketball
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