Anyone who thinks the NCAA will actually step in and impose severe penalties on Miami if all the allegations about the football program prove true should think again. The NCAA will continue to do what it does best: form a commission, come up with some lofty rules and ideas about how to correct the system's ills, and then debate for the next 20 years without ever taking any action.
John Larkin, Chicago
While I believe Alexander Wolff's call to action regarding Miami is valid (16 Years Later, It's Time to Get Real, Aug. 29), the idea that Donna Shalala is the best individual to institute the much-needed change is misguided. She was the president of the university, so the fault lies directly at her feet. A new beginning for Miami means cleaning house, starting with the program's top administrator, who was responsible for this entire mess.
G. Roger Greiner, Sunset, S.C.
I agree with your letter pressing for reform in college football; however, I deplore your suggestion that Congress get involved. Given the state of our economy, our legislative branch has more pressing things to worry about.
Gail Erb, San Ramon, Calif.
After reading Lee Jenkins's article on the Brewers (Living the High Life, Aug. 29), I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't more emphasis placed on Milwaukee's pitching staff. Sure, outfielder Nyjer Morgan brings excitement to the team, but the Brewers are consistently winning because of strong performances from starters like Yovani Gallardo, Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum, who have some of the best winning percentages in the majors.
Nick Grays, Madison, Wis.
It's a shame that being on the DL for a month has put second baseman Rickie Weeks out of everyone's mind. Weeks was batting .272 with 19 home runs before spraining his left ankle. Still, the fact that the Brewers are so deep that they haven't missed a beat while Weeks has been out bodes well for this great team.