The free market determines the price paid to colleges and conferences for televised games. If there are only four major conferences, there certainly is the possibility of something less than a free market.
College athletes will never be paid a salary to play for their school. There are far too many logistical, economic and legal hurdles that would have to disappear before paying students could even become a reality.
No available scholarship? No problem. Current player, Michael Andre Bradley, a 6'10" backup center, has decided to give up his scholarship so Drummond can join his team. Wait... what?
The fact that football and basketball student-athletes are mostly minorities, and therefore more likely than the population as a whole to be impoverished, is an indictment of the failure and lack of fairness of our educational system.
The University of Miami fiasco is only the latest in a series of contretemps that spread back over a century. While enforced amateurism is a post-World War II phenomenon, college athletics have been causing trouble on campus for much longer.
Kirk Schulz, the president of Kansas State University, is one of more than 50 college leaders who will travel to Indianapolis early next week for a high-level NCAA retreat.
Throughout the course of the NFL's lockout, fans took to labeling NFL players as greedy and overpaid. Such labels are unfair. Like any other urban legend, the myth that NFL athletes are overpaid can easily be refuted with basic research.
7 on 7's provide student-athletes with a chance to improve their skills, learn new techniques, and in some cases learn about the crucial next steps to have an opportunity to play college football and earn a degree.
If Ohio State is bigger than sports -- and teaching, research and service are the virtues it truly wishes to stand behind -- shouldn't their integrity be the thing they're worried about?
I hate what Tressel did. I hate that he lied. But even more, I hate that I put him in a position to break my heart so much. He should never have been there in the first place.
The recent revelation by the president and CEO of the Phoenix Suns that he is gay is another step toward cracking the door to one of the last vestiges of homophobia: the sports world.
When any college team wins the national championship, a large portion of the winnings are distributed among all league members. Imagine applying these principles to our larger economy.
With the high rates of athletes who enter military service, sports have the potential to prepare straight recruits with positive attitudes toward gay and lesbian teammates.
91 percent of white basketball players on 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Teams graduated last year, while only 59 percent of their black counterparts earned their college degree -- a 32 percent gap.
Basketball isn't about one guy scoring 50. These guys care about each other enough to not score, and that's just something you don't see enough of these days.
A mistake in the recruiting process could cost a prospect and their parents a scholarship worth thousands of dollars and the chance to play in college.