Drake Group Begins Aggressive Lobbying Campaign on Behalf of CAP Act

Over a year ago, a team of experts with close affiliations with the Drake Group approached the Drake Group executive committee to get its approval to begin work on a piece of Federal Legislation called the College Athlete Protection Act (CAP Act).


2014 President’s Message

I am honored to lead The Drake Group as its president for this academic year. Its membership includes faculty and others dedicated to academic integrity and athlete welfare. This is an historic moment in collegiate sports reform...


Ethics, Race, and the Drake Group Mission

Regardless of the outcomes of the O’Bannon Antitrust Case and the National Labor Relations Board decision.

Jay Smith, this years Hutchinson's Award winner

The origin of the Drake Group dates back to 1999 when Jon Ericson, the former provost at Drake University invited a fairly large group of reform-minded faculty, athletic administrators, journalists, and activists of various types to a two-day “think tank” on how to restore academic integrity in collegiate sports.

The Drake Group Receives 501 (C) 4 from the IRS

The Drake Group is clearly the most aggressive faculty-based athletic reform group in the country. It lobbies for federal and state legislation to defend academic integrity and college athlete’s rights.

The New Face of the Drake Group Executive Committee

The Drake Group Executive Committee has added some new faces and experienced some internal changes following its recent elections. Gerald Gurney who has served two years as a Member at Large has replaced Allen Sack as President of the Drake Group.

CAP Act Garners Substantial Support from Drake Group Membership

At the end of the spring semester the entire Drake Group membership was asked to vote for or against the College Athlete Protection Act, a piece of legislation developed by a number of experts on college sports who are closely affiliated with the Drake Group.

Donna Lopiano an Inspiration to the Drake Group

Over the years the Drake Group has attracted a veritable brain trust to its advisory counsel. One member who joined us several years ago was Donna Lopiano, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

The ‘Big Five’ Power Grab: The Real Threat to College Sports

In what may have been an all-time first, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed seven authors of an op-ed piece published on June 19, 2014.
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