What do you call a TV ad about Burger King, the NCAA, and a former college basketball player? I call it a glimpse into the messy world of college sports and big business. And that's exactly what's on display this month during March Madness.
This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.
Her 2013 cross country season was obviously over. Luckily, her career was saved just in the nick of time. Now with the right diagnosis she could get healthy.
There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...
The popular dialogue surrounding college sports too often gets around to this single, gross generalization: Athletes are not capable of the same academic achievement as their non-athlete counterparts.
She heard the words "no," "impossible," and "never" more times than most, but she believed that with the help of others, she could make a difference, and she was right.
I for one would be excited to welcome Michael Sam to my team if I were coaching in the NFL, not because he would be the first openly gay football player in the NFL, but because he is the epitome of mental toughness.
For decades, college football players absorbed some pretty cheap shots from their schools and the NCAA.
In a player-centered attempt to organize, Northwestern football players have done what the college sport system and American higher education have failed to do over the span of more than a hundred years.
When the media discusses college sports, it seems to focus much of the attention on NCAA Division I athletics. Quite often, too little attention is paid to the important role of Division III athletics at campuses all over the country.
This is where the American dream meets reality.
There's really no excuse for Cowherd's ignorance about the reality of the labor organization actually supporting the players' petition for representation, since a five-second Google search would have cleared that up.
If you love college football and like rooting for the underdog, your days are numbered. The big kids want to take their football and go home.
Since we are two weeks into the college football post season with a coaching carousel in in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the oldie but goodie falsehoods that coaches recycle on their way to greener pastures.
I'm a Tar Heel through and through. When we do poorly, I loyally stand by my university and know that we can do better. Lately, when it comes to college athletics, something isn't right in Chapel Hill, but it's not just at Carolina.
We are not doing student athletes a favor by admitting them into academic programs that they are not qualified for.