The highest honor conferred on an individual by the NCAA is the Theodore Roosevelt Award. This award is given to a distinguished citizen of national reputation and outstanding accomplishment who also excelled as a student-athlete participating in NCAA competition. This year the award went to Tony Dungy.
Undeniably, the NCAA has lost its credibility -- with its members, the student-athletes, the media, and the general public. It is time for a change.
There is no broadcaster in the world who destroys a game you care about more than Bill Walton.
I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.
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.
Coaches at small schools, prepare to work harder and possibly get fewer results. Meanwhile, coaches at large schools, it is time to bug the president for more money. You can legitimately spend it.
What does it take for the NCAA to withdraw funding from scholars who study college sport? Answer: Scholars who actually say something about their study of college sport. It would almost be funny if it weren't true.
Our first reaction was laughter, though that hardly seems fitting. Hypocrisy is rarely funny. After two years full of questions but absolutely no answers, the NCAA just dropped the figurative hammer on itself. Let's review the facts, or lack thereof.
What does it say about a university when the facilities are better than those for the athletic students who do not play competitive sports? Can any university defend a $100,000 per student cost in light of the sea changes washing over higher education?
Division III athletics is much more than terrific entertainment for fans and spectators, or a primary reason for a student-athlete to enroll. It is an integral part of the overall development of young adults well prepared for lives of high career achievement, leadership, and fulfillment.
In the eyes of the education world in and around the greater Philadelphia area, Saint Joseph's Preparatory School is a lost gem found in a pile of stones.
Not only is there an epidemic of child abuse in the United States, but there's an unabashed push back on those who try to punish the abusers and the accomplices who protect abusers.
Fifth time must be the charm. Temple University defeated No. 3 Syracuse University, 83-79, at the prestigious Madison Square Garden during the Gotham...
Support for athletics programs from important constituencies can overshadow support for the institution itself. Yet the disproportionate growth of athletics relative to educational purposes must be checked, as the reputation and public standing of higher education are in jeopardy.
In the midst of college conference realignments and billion dollar media deals the plight of student athletes sometimes does not receive the focus that it should.
Last month, I joined the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. My goal there is to help shape NCAA regulations in a way that makes sense for our student athletes. We need to respect (and protect) their role as students every bit as much as, if not more than, we respect their role as athletes.