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National Labor Relations Board vs. NCAA

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Stuart Dorsey

The reasoning that Northwestern football players are more revenue-generating employees than they are student-athletes is not surprising.

The Significance of College Athletes Signing Union Cards

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

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.

Pay for Play: Will Athletes Get Paid for Profit Generated at Schools?

Bryan Kalbrosky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Bryan Kalbrosky

The concept of "pay for play" in college athletics has recently been put under a national spotlight. Meanwhile, many student-athletes still struggle to foot the bills that come with the full cost of education.

Sport and Soceity for Arete -- Pay Them

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

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.

College Scandals Like Steroids: Should We Care?

Jon Kerr | Posted 10.24.2011 | Sports
Jon Kerr

Are we desensitized to the scandals? Are the salacious storylines as much a part of our consumption of sport as when we ask how our team will replace seven starters on defense?

Should College Athletes Get Paid For Play?

Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

University of Colorado football player Ryan Miller says after his rent and utility bills are paid for the month, he has about $200 of his scholarship ...

Showtime Offers Voyeuristic Programming

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Showtime now offers two sexy, shocking series for their viewers. Coming back for its final season is Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and starting its run...

Ex-Auburn Football Players Admit To Getting Paid

AP | JOHN ZENOR | Posted 05.30.2011 | Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Auburn will investigate claims by four former football players, who told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" they received...

Why the Buckeyes Should Boycott the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Collegiate athletes lay it on the line for the name on the front of the jersey rather than the one on the back. Perhaps the time has come for the athletes to worry more about themselves.

Pay for Play - Conservatives Busted Again

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

How much of what we see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers or online as "conservative" or "centrist" opinion is actually paid for by corporate interests?

Why the Fairness Argument on Pay for Play Isn't a Fair Argument

Myles Brand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Myles Brand

For student-athletes, playing sports is not a profession; everyone else in college sports is making a living from the enterprise.

Why The Capitalism Argument on Pay for Play Doesn't Work

Myles Brand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Myles Brand

All but 20 Division I schools subsidize their teams because athletics doesn't generate enough to cover expenses; adding a budget line for salaries would undoubtedly mean cutting sports.