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AN HONORABLE PURSUIT
Frank Deford
October 17, 1988
A college president expresses optimism about sports
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October 17, 1988

An Honorable Pursuit

A college president expresses optimism about sports

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"Yes, I believe we can build strong and honest athletics programs that add to and don't detract from the primary purposes of this university," Peterson said.

And succeed without cheating?

"I think it's 80-20 we can," he replied baldly. "And if it's 20, if we can't succeed, well, I've convinced myself that it will have been worth the effort."

I rose to leave, perhaps just a little less cynical about Television America 1990. I told him I'd even go through the agate type every Sunday to see how the Utes did on the gridiron. He said he'd keep me posted on Dr. Ray White's progress in the laboratory.

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