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Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Is Media Use Hurting Student Athletes?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to athletes when they’re training including standing around before drills (no intensity), chatting it up wi...

For These Olympic Athletes, Depression Is The Major Hurdle

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports

4,990. That’s roughly how many hours any given Olympic hopeful spent training between the London Games and now, hurdling, sprinting or vaulting towa...

Why Student Athletes Need to Be Careful About Their Online Reputation -- and the NCAA Should Help

Patrick Ambron | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports
Patrick Ambron

It goes without saying, the athletes embroiled in these controversies and embarrassments are responsible and should be held accountable for their behavior -- whether it be criminal or simply immature. But they are not the only ones at fault.

To Sleep Or To Party? The College Conundrum

Lucy Friedmann | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Lucy Friedmann

For student-athletes, balancing partying, homework, and sleep can be a struggle.

In Praise of Division III Athletics

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 04.07.2016 | Sports
L. Jay Lemons

Division III, the largest grouping in the NCAA's membership, aspires to be the purist form of intercollegiate athletic competition. As there are no athletic scholarships, all athletes compete for the love of sport.

Here's How Many Alabama And Clemson Players Got Paid On Monday

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2016 | Sports

Millions of people tuned in to watch Alabama and Clemson play an absolutely thrilling National Championship game on Monday night. But even with all th...

State Rep. Withdraws Bill To Revoke Mizzou Athletes' Scholarships

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.16.2015 | Sports

A Missouri state representative has withdrawn a bill he co-sponsored to penalize student athletes who boycott games as a form of protest. The proposal...

Do You Believe in Destiny?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 11.25.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those "that's just a coincidence" kind of people? Let's say you've been dying to go to a concert and your...

Allstate Insurance; or, Deception and Student Scholarships?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 11.19.2016 | Sports
Mark Axelrod

I've been watching college football for years, but it was only at the end of last season that it dawned on me that for a number of those years I've been watching field goals and PATs fly between the uprights and into the "good hands people" net of Allstate Insurance.

Most College Sports Fans Won't Stop Watching If Athletes Are Paid, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

Americans have mixed feelings about paying college athletes more than the value of a full scholarship, but they likely wouldn’t stop watching big-ti...

The Invisible Student-Athlete

Ariane Machin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Sports
Ariane Machin

When we see student-athletes on the playing field, we need to remember that they are human beings. Some come from a graduating class of 12 in a rural part of their state while others were super stars in the making from the age of five.

O.S.U. Swimmers Agree: Cancer Also Strikes People Living With Disabilities

Jim Luce | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.

Here's My Advice to College Professors Being Pressured to Change Student-Athletes' Grades

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Last month, the football coach at Rutgers University got into trouble following allegations that he tried to pressure a part-time faculty member into raising a player's grade. Which raises the question: Rutgers has a football team?

Continuing the Discussion of Paying Student-Athletes

Shelby Leonard | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports
Shelby Leonard

With the help of the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, along with athletes like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett speaking out on the topic, there is a lot of attention on the expectations of student-athletes and their performance on the field and in school.

Hey NLRB, Do You Think College Football Players Are Employees Now?

Ken Reed | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The economic model of college athletics is going to change in the coming years. But change certainly isn't always bad. In this case, it will be good. The games will remain exciting and, most importantly, college sports will be more fair and just for the athletes creating the product.

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

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.11.2016 | 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 gym. Earl...

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

Eric Cooper | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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.