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11 Student-Athletes On What They Learned From Playing College Sports

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports

As college students across the country head back to campus this month, thousands of student-athletes are also headed back to their on-campus...

Pushing College Students to Excel: New Partnership Values the Player as Much as the Game

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.10.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The sad truth is, some institutions at all levels are failing children and young adults - in particular those who disproportionately make up the bulk of popular college- and professional-level sports, such as basketball and football: Black and Brown males.

The Kids Are Alright

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
L. Jay Lemons

Millennials and the Gen Z's who follow them are the target of persistent criticism. To draw on sweeping generalizations, they're coddled, entitled, needy, and lazy. They rely too much on their parents and are too tied up in electronic communications. The list goes on... but I don't see it that way.

The NFL is at it, Again!

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

We want to hear more positive football stories because they restore our faith in humanity (and maybe in the NFL). However, these particular stories also reveal a very serious problem. How is our medical system missing these potentially-fatal heart conditions in our young athletes?

Seat Cushion to Float, Really?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Phyllis Sudman

For Memorial Day, my family and I flew from Philadelphia to Tampa. I fly a lot for work so I am used to the experience. However, my children, who are eight and twelve, always have questions.

How Social Media Can Hide Signs Of Trouble Among Students

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

Madison Holleran's online persona depicted the life of a thriving college freshman, filled with friends, family and a love for running track. But behi...

High School Recruits In All Sports Deserve Better Publicity

Kai Sato | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

Despite the fact that some people are put off by the significant attention paid to recruiting, sports play a large role in American culture, and a high school athlete getting recruited to play at any level of college is at least newsworthy to the local community and alumni.

Maxwell Strachan

Economists: NCAA's Latest Argument Against Paying Players Is ‘Nonsense' | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports

The NCAA's latest scare tactic appears error-ridden.

Maxwell Strachan

College Athletes Are Burned Out And In Need Of Sleep: Internal Survey | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports

Again, absolutely.

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

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.


Matt Jordan | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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 | 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,...


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.