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March Madness Is Another Reminder That It’s Time To Pay College Athletes

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.21.2017 | College
Steve Siebold

It’s been an interesting March Madness tournament so far. No. 1 overall seed Villanova and No. 2 seeds Duke and Louisville were knocked out in week ...

The Heart Of College Athletics Is Still In NCAA Division III

Lenny Reich | Posted 02.13.2017 | Sports
Lenny Reich

One of the first stories I wrote in this space almost five years ago was a story about the heart of college athletics and amazingly it still holds true today so I thought I would update this piece.

College Athletes Lost Another Compensation Case. But There's A Silver Lining.

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.06.2016 | Sports

On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled against three track and field athletes who had sued the University of Pennsylvania and the NCAA on the ground...

Supreme Court Won't Review Disputes Over Whether College Athletes Should Be Paid

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the contentious issue of pay for college athletes, leaving in place a lower court’s decision fi...

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
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Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

Worst Parts of Being a College Athlete

FlockU | Posted 04.27.2016 | College
FlockU

BLUNTBLONDE Oberlin College '16 As a three-sport athlete in high school, I knew that no matter where I went I wanted to play competitively in col...

Life After Quitting a Division I College Sport

FlockU | Posted 03.31.2016 | College
FlockU

Identifying as an athlete was easy because, not only was I good at it, but I also was doing what I loved. What I didn't account for was what would happen to my identity without sports. My sophomore year of college, I found out.

Becoming a Division III Athlete for the Love of the Game

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 01.29.2017 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The opportunity to compete at the collegiate level is a special one. Today, competition between young athletes is greater than ever, with specialization (it seems) occurring at a much younger age.

College Athletes Are Choosing Their Battlefields: Mizzou As An Instructive Model

Dr. Eddie Comeaux | Posted 12.11.2016 | Sports
Dr. Eddie Comeaux

Without question, college athletes are finding their way and intentionally choosing their battles in the name of fairness and in the name of basic rights and well-being.

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant: College Should Be Mandatory For MLB Players

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday and explained why he thinks a college education should be required for bas...

Mizzou Football Reacts To University President's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned Monday under pressure from students, staffers and athletes critical of his response to racial tens...

These 11 Secret Pregame Rituals Of Student Athletes Will Help You Win At Everyday Life

Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

There’s nothing quite like a college campus on game day. From the parking lot tailgate to the roar of the crowd during buzzer beater plays, the e...

LaGrange College Athletes were Cool.

Elaine Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | College
Elaine Williams

I guess what I keep learning over and over, is that when I am authentic, vulnerable, and coming from the place of trying to make a difference, then the audiences will come along with me for the ride.

NCAA Ban On Paying Athletes Faces More Threats

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.22.2015 | Sports

Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstan...

Maybe Joining a Union Is Too Big a Step

David Macaray | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
David Macaray

While I've never been totally convinced that college athletes should belong to a labor union, I've always believed that big-time college athletes should receive a "stipend." Forcing these players to live on a pittance to maintain their so-called "amateur standing" is both hypocritical and absurd.

Why I Chose School Over Sports

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

I have a cross country friend who will be attending a Division I school in the fall, and she barely has half of tuition covered with her scholarship. Though she is a good student and will likely graduate well off, her college time will be sunk running in circles.

Travis Waldron

Lawmakers Take Aim At 'Abysmal Cesspool' Of College Sports

HuffingtonPost.com | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports

The bill could give the federal government a role in reshaping the way the NCAA treats college athletes.

Paying College Athletes: Take Two

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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!"

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 ...