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Ellen J. Staurowsky
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Dr. Ellen J. Staurowsky is presently a professor in the Department of Sport Management in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University.

She is co-author of College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA Amateur Myth and the recently released National College Players' Association report entitled "The Price of Poverty in Big-Time College Sport." She is a columnist for the College Sports Business News and the Women in Coaching Blog.

Entries by Ellen J. Staurowsky

The Significance of College Athletes Signing Union Cards

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 11:20 PM

Whether they know it or not, college sport reformers received a gift a few days ago when Northwestern football players, led by team leader Kain Colter, signed cards and submitted a petition to unionize with the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago. In...

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U.S. Office for Civil Rights Asked to Ban American Indian Mascots in Michigan Public Schools

(20) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 11:19 AM

For over four decades, American Indian organizations, individuals, and their allies have sought to eliminate the use and abuse of American Indian imagery in the marketing and promotion of athletic teams in school and professional settings. Through consciousness raising, legal challenges, public protest, and reasoned discourse, American Indian plaintiffs have...

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The NCAA's Attack on Academic Freedom

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:10 PM

It sounds like something you might hear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Question: What does it take for the NCAA to withdraw funding from scholars who study college sport? Answer: Scholars who actually say something about their study of college sport.

It would almost be funny if...

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The Soul Within Penn State: Did Officials Cover Up Sandusky's Crimes?

(18) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 3:17 PM

The imprisonment of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky after being convicted for sexually abusing 10 boys over the span of 15 years represents just one chapter in an evolving American tragedy. While more accusers, including one of Sandusky's adopted sons, have surfaced alleging further crimes and...

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Turning Turkey Into Tofu

(13) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Indianapolis, IN - November 23, 2011... In a historic move, the National Collegiate-Vegetarian Association (NCVA) announced today that Turkey has been reclassified as a vegetable -- specifically a legume -- paving the way for student-vegetarians across the country to enjoy a guilt-free turkey dinner for the first time in collegiate...

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