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Viewpoint: RIT Athletics stands tall on student-athlete welfare

thumbnail imageBy Lou Spiotti Jr., Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

There are many great stories to tell about intercollegiate athletics, but often it’s the negative ones that receive significant attention. Recruiting violations, academic dishonesty, illegal sports wagering, performance enhancing drugs and alcohol abuse often grab the headlines.

Risky behavior, including illicit drug use and alcohol abuse, are launching pads for further harmful outcomes, which carry consequences for the student-athlete, the university, the ... (more)