It's time for a conversation about how to find a better fiscal path that prevents athletics from being drawn into the growing consumer tuition sticker price sensitivity battles, competing alumni demands and enrollment priorities.
I know Cowherd's job is to attract listeners. And a good portion of his audience probably ate this up. But I cannot believe that the execs in Bristol aren't embarrassed by such an all out attack on logic, minimal standards of evidence and basic coherence.
Who knows if pay for play for amateur athletes will ever come close to being a reality? Who's to say if it will really work or not? Who's to say it will increase graduation rates, decrease recruiting battles, or curb impermissible benefits, among other things?
Growing up in Queens, New York, I played softball at P.S. 144 with "Killer Conlon," whose mother coached, hurling a litany of expletives and wayward cigarettes at all bad calls -- and plays. Only the winners walked off with the hardware.
It's sorta weird. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it's not like that at all. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.
SNL ridiculed the deeply flawed system that allows athletes to attend college and even receive degrees without receiving an education. We found the skit to be entertaining, but deeply disturbing. Putting academic integrity before athletic success shouldn't be a late night punchline.
Like the USW, the United States is a union. It is a collection of diverse states and diverse people. Standing together, they are stronger.
Andrew Harrison isn't even six months past being a teenager. Why is he required to table all of the emotions he must be experiencing and answer questions for the profiteers who enjoy the benefits of his labor, win or lose?
It's not every day you get to here what really happens on the court -- as the final seconds tick down to a NCAA national championship. But that's exactly what happened to me on Friday when I had a chance to chat with Duke legend Jay Williams
We need to keep the pressure on the Hoosier state. The first step should be for the NCAA to pull next year's Women's Final Four from Indiana -- unless a comprehensive anti-discrimination law is quickly enacted.
Now let me be clear. I am a fan of basketball, a big fan. I have several reasons why I love the sport more than football, but not more than hockey. I love this time of year.
We were both on the brink of achieving our dreams -- his was a huge, national one, mine was a clichéd, personal one -- but there are threads of similarity in our struggles. However, what makes us different is that he has stopped chasing the ghost of his pre-injury life. I have not.
Ok, again, what do I know about sports? Mostly nothing. But I know this: when the buzz and bracketology swept my college campus this year, I got the fever.
Until the age of 16 swimming was something that took over my life; between two-a-day practices, traveling for competitions, and supporting teammates, my time was mostly spent in the pool or cheering right next to it.
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.
When asked why he decided to make such a bold, permanent statement on his body, Pence replied, "I want all Hoosiers to know that the governor they elected always makes solid and rational decisions on behalf of the great citizens of this state."