Amid OSU Allegations, NSU Talks About Preventing Corruption
By Ethan Calloway
The current investigation into OSU's football program has raised questions about ethics within other athletics programs. Tulsa's Channel 8 spoke with athletics directors at Northeastern State University about what they are doing to prevent a similar situation.With the unfolding saga in Stillwater, all eyes are on America's collegiate football programs and the ethics within them.With around 300 student athletes, Athletics Director, Tony Duckworth says, preventing corruption is all about hammering home the principles. With an 'honor code' he says the university uses as a guide, strict rules are in place.While NSU does not have full-time academic tutors for its student athletes, the message is still loud and clear, Duckworth says. The university says the consequences are stiff, reminding students that any unethical behavior is not worth the consequences."I don't know that it's necessarily isolated to the pressures of NCAA BCS-level conference, Division 1 institutions. I think it's a situation that is, unfortunately, probably on a lot of campuses throughout our country," Duckworth said.The NSU Athletics Department says they plan to take a renewed look at their policies and procedures and go over those with their student athletes.
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