By Christopher B. Daly
If you were a big, strong, aggressive young guy, already drafted by a pro sports team, and you were turned loose on a college campus where some number of your fellow students treated you like a demigod . . . how would you behave?
At my school, Boston University, it turns out that some members of our nationally ranked men’s hockey team behave poorly, at least some of the time. And naturally, some of them perform poorly in class, at least some of the time.
Of course, we should make the changes recommended by the task force, right away. But even then, we will still be in the educationally absurd position of housing a couple of dozen young men who are essentially professional athletes, laboring in the NHL’s farm system. There is no obvious reason that they should be on a university campus. Can anyone offer one?