Turner on CBS-TV Show Sunday 4/3/03

Vanderbilt Director of Athletics Todd Turner will appear on national television Sunday (April 6) to speak on the NCAA’s current academic reform movement.

Turner was in Indianapolis earlier this week to record an interview with Cal State-Fullerton President Dr. Milton Gordon and CBS sportscaster Armen Keteyian. The “NCAA Bridge Show” is a CBS production in conjunction with the NCAA and precedes the network’s coverage of “The Road to the Final Four”. The program will be televised 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CT).

The interview on academic reform is just one of the topics that will be covered during the program.

Turner, in his seventh year at Vanderbilt, is the chairman of one of four national committees investigating ways to encourage and improve academic performance in collegiate athletics. Turner’s committee is studying various incentives and disincentives toward this goal. Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee and Turner have emerged as national leaders in championing academic integrity.

In the event CBS would preempt the show for its war coverage, the program will be aired by TNN.



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