Public Insight Network member Lisa Nordeen, a former athlete and coach as well as Minnesota professor and sport sociologist with extensive Division I experience, said calls for reform can only go so far:
Sure, reform is needed. However, college athletics has become so imbedded within our society that it would be next to impossible to change much. If there are riots every time a beloved coach is fired or a team wins (or loses) a national championship, how is our society going to react to wholesale changes within a social institution of this magnitude? It would be a bloodbath.