For Adidas to promote the athleticism and contributions of a variety of African-American sports legends and then allow such a degrading symbol of African-American history to move toward production and advertisement is insensitive and irresponsible.
In high school, when I came out as bisexual, it seemed impossible to think that I could be a successful athlete and "out" about my sexual orientation. There were simply no role models for young athletes like myself with dreams of becoming pro athletes.
The NCAA can be an active participant in changing the landscape of how we view, educate and position for success athletes of the future. It all depends on if athletic inequity is a matter of acknowledgement, or improvement.
For many people the debate comes down to one question: tribute or stereotype? But there's also another, arguably more compelling way to answer this question: look to the data.
When our students march across the stage in three weeks to graduate, there will be a personal story for many of them that will come to my mind as I shake each one of their hands.
The revenue per team in the NFL dwarfs what we see at the college ranks. And yet, the salaries of top coaches in both places are similar. How is this possible?
College basketball, particularly here in the heartland, really does matter. And flaws and all, big-time, big-money college roundball is not only the people's sport; it's also good public policy.
Outside of basketball, we teach Lucy tolerance and compassion. When it comes to Duke, we teach her hate. We may emphasize that it's all for sport, but is hating in good fun any different from just plain hating?
On Thursday, March 22, Andy commandeered a diverse group of middle-aged men, loaded us onto a Citation X jet and took us to Boston for weekend of NCAA basketball.
Wa-hoo, the Virginia men's basketball team made the NCAA Tournament and Friday will play Florida. Yet even if they pass the Gators, a new study shows our players will face a tougher opponent in May.
Kremer projects Midwestern values of focusing on the team instead of the individual. He beats a cupcake team by fifty points, but praises the opponent's "hustle" or "fighting spirit." I've tried to get him to trash talk, but Carl is not going to let that happen.
The NCAA rules, written by schools claiming to protect the best interests of student-athletes, allow coaches to move about at will, but student-athletes need permission to do so.
Celts for Blue Cure won't be just another cancer awareness event. It will bring a message for action aimed directly at students. That message? Diet and lifestyle can help you avoid getting prostate cancer.
As I wrote many times since, I did not write that headline. It was like waving a red flag in the face of the Redskin football fanatics. Since then whenever I have to use the Redskin word I always refer to it as the "R-Word." And why should it not carry the same inference as the "N-Word"?
Research provides evidence that for both athlete and fan, prayer may serve to help them cope with the pressures of sports, and help them keep in perspective that, in the end, it is just a game.
If entrepreneurial education is important to America's economy and global competitiveness, and good for its students, why don't we recruit entrepreneurs for our colleges the way we do athletes?