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The NCAA's Attack on Academic Freedom

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 5:10 PM

It sounds like something you might hear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Question: What does it take for the NCAA to withdraw funding from scholars who study college sport? Answer: Scholars who actually say something about their study of college sport.

It would almost be funny if...

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A Real-World Collegiate Model

(19) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:20 PM

In a previous blog "Euclidean Geometry and the NCAA's Collegiate Model," I outlined how and why the NCAA's current "Collegiate Model" cannot be the basis for dealing with the reality of big-time college sport. Just as we need non-Euclidean geometries to deal with non-Euclidean space, we need workable...

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Euclidean Geometry and the NCAA's Collegiate Model

(8) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Though it may come as a surprise to my high-school geometry teacher (I was the exception to the Lake Wobegon truism "...and all the children are above average."), the litany of college-sport scandals -- followed by repeated reform proposals -- has me thinking about geometry... specifically Euclidean geometry's Theorem 25...

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Turning Turkey Into Tofu

(13) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM

Indianapolis, IN - November 23, 2011... In a historic move, the National Collegiate-Vegetarian Association (NCVA) announced today that Turkey has been reclassified as a vegetable -- specifically a legume -- paving the way for student-vegetarians across the country to enjoy a guilt-free turkey dinner for the first time in collegiate...

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