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North Texas finds it isn't easy being green in I-A

Originally Published: December 14, 2001
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

North Texas athletics director Rick Villarreal has a clear-cut opinion about NCAA's proposal to heighten the minimum standards for participation in Division I-A and he's not afraid to share it.

He explains how the new standards would stunt the growth of many athletic programs nationwide. He outlines the budgetary crisis many schools currently face because of the country's economic free-fall and how the modifications would arrive at the worst possible time. And he summarizes the dilemma many ...

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