The NFL just agreed to pay out $765 million for injury settlements, medical monitoring, and care for former players who suffered concussions and other brain injuries. While the NCAA may be turning a blind eye, college athletes are starting to take notice.
As an educator, nothing thrills me more than to see students expressing their knowledge in creative ways, performing or displaying their artistic craft or competing in an athletic contest for which they have spent hours in preparation.
A new study indicates that college athletes may be at an increased risk for depression today, far more than earlier generations.
To be sure, there is much money swirling around NCAA football and basketball. But the fact that amateurism in NCAA sports is not pristine does not mean that there is exploitation or that professionalizing NCAA sports is the answer.
I'm not saying we should be paying athletes $5,000 or even $10,000 per semester. If each athlete got $2,000 paid over the course of the semester, this would give them some spending cash and an opportunity to start managing their money.
In the sports world that is 2013, the NCAA is under more serious scrutiny than ever before and the criticism and action is coming from every possible direction. Let us count the ways.
The quote is from Arian Foster, the Houston Texans' star running back. He is referring to big-time college athletics and says it in the forthcoming documentary Schooled: The Price of College Sports.
Brisk, sunny autumn has arrived -- "football weather," my mother calls it -- and my mind turns to the game on September 21 between Michigan State and ...
The case of Johnny "Football" stirred the nation when the NCAA, in its continuing quest to embarrass itself. suspended the Texas A&M quarterback for signing memorabilia.
The real point is that we must continue to hold institutions accountable for the behavior of its officials, something that never happened back in the days when bribery and cover-ups were de rigueur.
What a difference a year makes. This year, Bloomberg Link Sports Business Summit, held at the Paley Center for Media in midtown Manhattan, got all the...
It's completely ludicrous to say, "NCAA student-athletes should be paid because schools and the NCAA profit off of them while the kids don't get paid," without considering the thousands of student-athletes who aren't worth a cent to their respective institution of higher education.
I've not been kind to Johnny Manziel over the last year. Which is probably actually a bit of an understatement. I was, quite honestly, disgusted by him -- along with just about every other blogger/sports personality/public figure out there including his own dad. And yet, when the NCAA announced its joke of a suspension (half of a game) as a result of his dealings with several autograph brokers, I suddenly found myself strangely on the other side.
The reason why the penalties are appropriate is encapsulated in the word "culture." What happened at Penn State is not just about the isolated actions of certain individuals; it is about the institution as an institution.
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.
I encourage all of you to look through the headlines about big time college football players and the big business that is now big time college football and all the things that go with it think of player like Tim McNerney and think of Washington & Jefferson.