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May 31, 2010

HERTZEL COLUMN - Time to take hard look at college sports

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MORGANTOWN —

But he isn’t as strong on the matter as he might have led you to believe in the past.

“On having a championship, one day I think it’s a good idea, the next day I think the presidents are right,” he said. “It needs to continue to be discussed.”

As for the scandals that are in the news these days, Pastilong believes that compliance has been improved upon over the years and that the loopholes have been tightened enough that this is not a major problem throughout the industry.

“But,” he warns, “you can’t take it for granted.”

As for the Kansas scandal, where tickets were allegedly stolen and scalped over a number of years by employees, he sees that as an aberration and said he did not think it could happen at WVU.

“Our finances are reviewed consistently with the central administration,” he said, noting that it is a complex matter with revenue flowing in from so many different sources.

“We want to make sure the entire university is comfortable with our financial process and, in case we make an error, we can have corrected quickly,” he said.

E-mail Bob Hertzel at bhertzel@hotmail.com.

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