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.
Eight years down the road when Jaden Smith is dancing around the sidelines as Shaka Smart, we will remember this historic athletic achievement.
Does college basketball matter? Well it depends to which college basketball they are referring.
Coach Smart lived up to his last name this past weekend when he looked past the detractors and focused on his goal.