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College Athletes

Paying College Athletes: Take Two

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

The idea that there's plenty of money to pay the athletes a salary largely comes from the existing system of surrogate pay and superfluous expenditure that currently exists. If the athletes get salaries, then the coaches no longer get the proxy pay -- and one cost offsets the other.

Maxwell Strachan

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports

Again, absolutely.

Sexual Violence and Guns: A Recipe for Disaster on College Campuses

Karen Gross | Posted 03.23.2015 | College
Karen Gross

The approach suggested here initially may seem counter-intuitive: to help college women, we need to help college men.

My Q and A With Cheri Mah, Who's Helping Top Athletes Elevate Their Game by Getting More Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.17.2015 | Sports
Arianna Huffington

Cheri Mah of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory is a highly sought expert in the sports world. In answer to my questions, she shared insights on how athletes at every level can boost performance by getting more sleep, what's behind the recent surge in interest in athletes' sleep habits and how non-athletes can incorporate these lessons into their lives.

Cultivating Our Young Athletes

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

If a player is a star in high school, the idolization starts early. The loudest voices in the athlete's ear say, "You'll be a pro someday! Yes, do your schooling, but you don't have to work too hard because one day you'll be rich!"

Group Of Student Athletes Ran Tax-Fraud Scheme, Made $400,000

AP | Regina Garcia Cano | Posted 01.10.2015 | College

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- He wore a hoodie and a stocking cap as he made multiple trips to an ATM on a warm day in April 2012, cutting a suspicious en...

The Value of Collegiate Athletics: Let's Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We cannot allow the prestige and money that follow top-tier college sports programs to blind us to our overriding purpose: preparing our students to be successful adults and to become the learned and productive citizens our communities, states, and nation need.

You Can't Study College Coaches Without Looking at the Players

David Berri | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports
David Berri

According to an unpublished study by two University of Vanderbilt researchers, college coaches are worth the money because of the revenue these coaches bring to the university. The study reaches this conclusion by comparing the salaries paid to college football coaches to the salaries paid to CEOs of public companies.

These College Athletes Say They Deserve Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.02.2014 | College

It's hardly a secret being a student athlete on a college campus can come with special privileges. The perks can come via free iPads, registering ...

It's Time to Pay College Athletes

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

It's one of the biggest debates in sports: should college athletes be paid? Everyone from sports fans and media personalities to the players and general public seem to have an opinion.

Beginning of the End for the NCAA

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

That cracking sound you hear is the destruction of the NCAA's control over collegiate athletics as we have known it. The centralized power of this body to dictate rules and standards to universities is being eroded rapidly.

Which College Athletes Smoke The Most Weed?

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.01.2014 | College

Of the 22 percent of college athletes that admit smoking marijuana in the last year, lacrosse players have gotten high more often than any other group...

No Players' Unions in This League

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

I am not writing this blog post to bemoan the excesses of big-time Division I athletics, but I would like to take this opportunity to extol the benefits of Division III sports for schools like ours.

Feed Our Student-Athletes (and Their Classmates, Too)

Joel Berg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Joel Berg

Thanks to the NCAA, celebrity student athletes will likely no longer go hungry, but countless other low-income college students will continue to face hunger or food insecurity.

Coaching Contracts: Should Athletics Trump Academics?

Dr. Matt Wilson | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Dr. Matt Wilson

What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?

The Truth About Kain Colter's Stand and Why NFL Players Support Him

DeMaurice Smith | Posted 06.08.2014 | Sports
DeMaurice Smith

The NCAA sells and wants college athletes to be a team everywhere except in a room where they can talk about the issues they care about. The truth is that they do not want a team that demands a response from a system that makes millions from their play.

The Real Madness: College Athletes Who Can't Read

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.

Here Are Some First Steps for Northwestern's Union

Ken Reed | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

If the ruling survives all the legal challenges to come, there are several relatively straightforward items that a Northwestern players' union -- or a potential athletes' union at any university -- could bring to the bargaining table quickly.

A Football Slamdunk

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports
Jared Bernstein

Not to mix metaphors, but as I read it, that National Labor Relations Board ruling that footballers at Northwestern are actually employees of the university and thus can form a union looks like a slamdunk.

4 Ways the NCAA Is Like the Fast Food Industry

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports
Seamus McKiernan

Maybe it makes sense for Burger King and the NCAA to partner on TV commercials this March Madness. But it's wrong that college athletes and fast food workers are forced to play the serfs in a feudal system that only rewards the overlords.

Madness of College Athletics Extends Well Beyond March

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.

Safe4Athletes Survey Targets Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Starr

A few minutes of your time could be the difference between an athlete being silent about their abuse or having a voice to speak up. By completing our ...

Are College Athletes Employees?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

College athletics produce millions in revenue for their colleges, but the stars of the game cannot receive compensation commensurate with their contribution to the entertainment they provide. It is a sweet deal for colleges. The Northwestern case, however, has nothing to do with the fairness of NCAA regulations.

Emily Swanson

Public Backs College Football Players' Grievances, But Not Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

Fewer than one in three Americans believes that college football players should have the right to form a labor union, even though most are highly symp...

The Obsession With Negativity in the Cyber World

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Jennie Shulkin

The words we say online do have an effect, and we need to consider that when posting.