There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...
Michael Sam, do you know how many closeted middle- and high-school boys in jerseys now have a trailblazer to look up to who has made their journeys a bit easier? I wish there had been a Michael Sam when I was in one of those jerseys.
The alarming rate of dementia and suicides among NFL players hasn't stopped parents from sending off their 7-year-old boys to football camps so that they may someday get into the leagues. When it comes to football, common sense does not apply.
If you love college football and like rooting for the underdog, your days are numbered. The big kids want to take their football and go home.
I'm a Tar Heel through and through. When we do poorly, I loyally stand by my university and know that we can do better. Lately, when it comes to college athletics, something isn't right in Chapel Hill, but it's not just at Carolina.
The BCS probably couldn't have picked a better year to call it quits, and now college football gets the facelift we've all been waiting for -- or so it appears. As we head toward the College Football Playoff, everyone gets a fair chance, right?
With just one week left on the college football regular season schedule, the BCS bowl picture is nearly set.
Instead of passing blame, the NCAA should be instituting athletic health care standards across all collegiate sports.
I am so disappointed in Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. How dare he spend last weekend throwing five touchdown passes, rushing for 98 yards and nearly rallying his team from a 21-point deficit against Southeastern Conference foe Alabama.
I think you and I are exactly alike in practically every way. We both live in New York City. We both like Auburn. We both enjoy biking. We both wear cargo shorts even though every single other person in the world thinks they're stupid. You were in Blood Diamond and I want one.
Local organizers in Charleston, South Carolina are pushing the NCAA to allow them to bring a Bowl Game to the Lowcountry. Bowl Games bring money and exposure to the cities that host them, and unlike larger, multi-day events, no real problems.
The NCAA has delegated the concussion issue to schools as a strategy to avoid any legal liability and potential financial losses. Meanwhile, the NCAA continues to rake in billions of dollars from television and other sources through its revenue-at-all-costs policies.
While many journalists are understandably questioning the ethics of recruiting athletes so young, we must also keep our eye on the ball with regard to the physical impact such a practice may produce.
The NCAA and President Mark Emmert seem incapable of reorienting college athletics within higher education as a positive component of the campus experience, instead embarking on a Darwinian chase for revenue. Student welfare and development is no longer the priority but an afterthought.
College football is arguably the most popular sport at the nation's colleges and universities. Like every area of higher education, finding the right blend of diversity on the football field is a challenge.
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