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May 22, 2013

Wilson addresses concerns of college sports wagering in national publication


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech Director of Athletics Mark Wilson is the featured professional in an article in the current edition of College Athletics and the Law, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley, a monthly publication providing advice and direction for college athletics administrators.

The article is an interview with Wilson about the dangers and complications surrounding wagering on college athletics.

Recent studies show betting on intercollegiate athletics has become increasingly more accepted and prevalent. Wilson addressed myths such as: Betting is harmless and victimless; Sports wagering isn't happening on my campus; and People only bet on major games.

Wilson advises that collegiate athletics departments need sound policies and procedures to prohibit sports wagering, in addition to education programming for student-athletes, coaches and staff.

To view the complete article (PDF), click here. Contact Mark Wilson at mwilson@tntech.edu.