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Student Athletes

Maxwell Strachan

College Athletes Are Burned Out And In Need Of Sleep: Internal Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports

Student-athletes devote an average of 50 hours a week to their sport.

Division III Athletics: Competing in the Bigger Picture

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
W. Kent Barnds

We lost the big game. Yes, we lost. We were on the wrong side of the final score and our dreams of winning a NCAA National Championship in men's basketball. The loss was a disappointment for the players, our students, alumni, campus community and the city.

The Importance of STUDENT-athletes

Clark Power | Posted 04.08.2015 | Sports
Clark Power

SNL ridiculed the deeply flawed system that allows athletes to attend college and even receive degrees without receiving an education. We found the skit to be entertaining, but deeply disturbing. Putting academic integrity before athletic success shouldn't be a late night punchline.

Maxwell Strachan

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports

Again, absolutely.

March Madness: A Game Plan for Higher Education and College Athletes

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Helping student-athletes understand how the brain works should enable them to view the brain as something that can be strengthened and optimized, like the body. Through hard work and training, academic skills can develop in tandem with physical abilities.

Bracketology

Matt Jordan | Posted 03.24.2015 | College
Matt Jordan

Instead of bracketing off college experience as foolishness, we should take what happens at college more seriously: we should condemn those who act stupidly, and we should aspire to the better world that students imagine as part of a higher education aimed at the public good.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Calls On NCAA To Rethink The Way It Protects And Punishes Athletes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Weighing in on the growing debate over amateurism in college sports, President Barack Obama said on Friday that universities bear "more ...

Cultivating Our Young Athletes

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

If a player is a star in high school, the idolization starts early. The loudest voices in the athlete's ear say, "You'll be a pro someday! Yes, do your schooling, but you don't have to work too hard because one day you'll be rich!"

Shocking Truth About Night at the Museum

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Yes, the story is pretty far-fetched. Exhibits come to life. An Egyptian tablet possesses secret powers. You may be surprised, however, to learn that is one thing shockingly more unrealistic in this movie. Spoiler alert: The museums' AED devices.

From the Court to the Courtroom: Why It's Unconstitutional for Fort Bragg High School to Silence Mendocino's Student-Athletes

Cynthia Liu | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Cynthia Liu

I believe that Fort Bragg's decision restricts much more speech than reasonably necessary. I believe that Fort Bragg's decision was made because they didn't want any any disruption to the tournament.

Group Of Student Athletes Ran Tax-Fraud Scheme, Made $400,000

AP | Regina Garcia Cano | Posted 01.10.2015 | College

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- He wore a hoodie and a stocking cap as he made multiple trips to an ATM on a warm day in April 2012, cutting a suspicious en...

Duke Student Athletes Speak Out on the Power of Language

Daniel Kort | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Daniel Kort

I am proud of my peers for leading by example in challenging marginalizing language and bias both on and off the field, building safer and more inclusive communities, and validating the identities and experiences of people of all backgrounds.

Straight-A Athlete Who Plays 3 Sports With 1 Arm Is A True All-Star

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

The fact that Riley Quinn plays baseball is impressive in itself. Even more impressive: He also plays on the football team and the basketball team,...

Afterthoughts

Ginny Gilder | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Ginny Gilder

Although I don't feel any less unhappy over the fake classes, manipulated transcripts, and unfair advantage taken of both student athletes and competitors, I am reminded to tread a bit more lightly in my condemnation of the folks who forgot their better selves in going for big wins.

A Misreading of Lombardi

Byron Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Sports
Byron Williams

It has been recently revealed what can occur when the price of winning becomes the overriding obsession, where revenue trumps character, and the dark side of college athletics falls neatly into an amoral paradigm that would make Machiavelli proud.

University Of Michigan President Laments How Athletics Trumps Academics

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.12.2014 | College

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel told a group of faculty Monday the school has admitted athletes who weren't skilled enough to be stude...

The Value of Collegiate Athletics: Let's Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We cannot allow the prestige and money that follow top-tier college sports programs to blind us to our overriding purpose: preparing our students to be successful adults and to become the learned and productive citizens our communities, states, and nation need.

It Is a Shame, It Was a Sham

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Sports
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

A scathing discovery just revealed that football and basketball athletes attending the much-revered University of North Carolina had received passing grades for courses they never took, primarily because the classes didn't exist.

It's Not Just Words: 10 Smart Word Choices of Smart Athletes

Anne Josephson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

If parents keep reinforcing to their child that her pursuit of excellence in a sport is a sacrifice their child is making instead of a decision she is making, what effect is that likely to have on the child's attitude?

What Is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

What is the cost of a bad hire? How much does the "bottom line" suffer when a new hire has difficulty acclimating and functioning in a team environment?

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

These College Athletes Say They Deserve Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.02.2014 | College

It's hardly a secret being a student athlete on a college campus can come with special privileges. The perks can come via free iPads, registering ...

College Football Is Ruining Education

The New Republic | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

College football is the arranged marriage of two entities: An institution of higher learning and an athletic industry. It is corrupt and illogical and...

Student Athletes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports
Jeff Danziger

Student Athletes

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.