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College Athletes

Johnny Manziel and the Inevitable Downfall of the NCAA

Harrison Goo | Posted 11.11.2013 | Hawaii
Harrison Goo

I've not been kind to Johnny Manziel over the last year. Which is probably actually a bit of an understatement. I was, quite honestly, disgusted by him -- along with just about every other blogger/sports personality/public figure out there including his own dad. And yet, when the NCAA announced its joke of a suspension (half of a game) as a result of his dealings with several autograph brokers, I suddenly found myself strangely on the other side.

11 Ways College Athletes Are Treated Worse Than Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Unpaid interns across the country are questioning the fairness (and legality) of not getting paid for their work. But another group of young adults wo...

Division III Sports Are Good for Students, the Community and Their Schools

Debra Townsley | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

The viewpoint of Division III student-athletes is that they want first and foremost the opportunity to develop themselves in mind, body and soul.

NCAA Done With EA Sports

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Hang on to NCAA Football 2014, all you video game fans. It will be a collector's edition. The NCAA said Wednesday it will no longer ...

Education of Athletes Is Crucial and Goes Far Beyond What the NCAA/APR Tell Us

Isiah Thomas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Isiah Thomas

The irony of these allegations is that as a graduate student in education and sport I am acutely aware of the importance of academics in the lives of athletes. As a coach I made it my mission to educate and guide my student athletes' academic lives.

Time to Embrace Change in College Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

The NCAA and President Mark Emmert seem incapable of reorienting college athletics within higher education as a positive component of the campus experience, instead embarking on a Darwinian chase for revenue. Student welfare and development is no longer the priority but an afterthought.

The Life of a Student Athlete

Uloop | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Uloop

Being a student-athlete is a full-time job, it's not easy. But in the end team comradery and a scholarship check at the beginning of the quarter or semester makes it all worthwhile.

Rutgers Athletic Director Shows Little Concern for Athletes in Coach Abuse Fiasco

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

As people tried to make sense of why he thought it was OK for a documented serial abuser to keep coaching young athletes at Rutgers, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti dissembled, side-stepped and evaded both responsibility and the truth.

Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

NPR | Posted 02.27.2013 | College

The great social quest in American sport is to have one prominent, active, gay male athlete step forward and identify himself. But I have a similar...

A Call to Action

Warren K. Zola | Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Undeniably, the NCAA has lost its credibility -- with its members, the student-athletes, the media, and the general public. It is time for a change.

The Illusion of Amateurism in College Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

The argument is stale, the facts don't support reality, and the public is recognizing the absurdity of the NCAA's position: they insatiably embrace commercialism in all facets of intercollegiate athletics except on a single issue -- athlete compensation.

The New Building Blocks

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we move to the last phase of this year's college admissions cycle, it is useful to look at how selective colleges and universities construct their admission classes.

Impressive Results for Division III Athletes

Dennis D. Berkey | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Dennis D. Berkey

Division III athletics is much more than terrific entertainment for fans and spectators, or a primary reason for a student-athlete to enroll. It is an integral part of the overall development of young adults well prepared for lives of high career achievement, leadership, and fulfillment.

Saint Joe's Prep Starts Producing Star Prospects

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

In the eyes of the education world in and around the greater Philadelphia area, Saint Joseph's Preparatory School is a lost gem found in a pile of stones.

Money For College Athletes: Not If, But How

AP | RACHEL COHEN and RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

MIAMI -- After decades when paying college athletes was thought to violate the spirit of amateurism, the enormous television revenue generated by spor...

College Athletics: The Buck Must Stop With Governing Boards

Richard D. Legon | Posted 02.20.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Support for athletics programs from important constituencies can overshadow support for the institution itself. Yet the disproportionate growth of athletics relative to educational purposes must be checked, as the reputation and public standing of higher education are in jeopardy.

Academics in an Athletic World: Encouraging the Whole Student

George Forsythe | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
George Forsythe

The worlds of academics and athletics have a mingled, controversial relationship. This clash is seen most prominently in NCAA Division I sports, particularly football and men's basketball, where athletics is a big business.

The Untenable Dichotomy in College Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 12.02.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Darwinian principles have taken control of college athletics, further dividing institutions in the power conferences from everyone else. Just as Icarus followed his unchecked ambition and flew towards the sun, so too is college athletics chasing excess towards disaster.

In the Olympic Spirit: The Good Side of Athletics in Higher Education

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 10.13.2012 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

The good side of athletics in higher education is that it helps develop exceptional leaders, team players, and citizens. Healthy competition is a motivator for excellence and represents the best outcome of the Olympic spirit.

What Students Are Worth

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2012 | College
Nina Bahadur

College students very rarely have just one thing going for them. You could be pre-med and on the football team; you could be a physics major who drops out. You are more than what you do, and that's what makes you interesting.

Hell Week (You'll Survive)

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

My freshman year, I came into school thinking I was totally ready for the "pre-season experience." Ya know run a couple sprints, do a couple drills, and sweat a little bit then go shower and watch Shawn Johnson compete in the Olympics.

As We Know It: Life After College Athletics

Emily Layden | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Emily Layden

For the first time, we will play and race and lift weights with nothing at all at stake. And although the pressure is lifted, so too goes the feasibility of our ingrained state of existence as one at play.

Team USA Olympians In College

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.29.2012 | College

When the 2012 London Olympics begin on July 27, young athletes such as USA track & field team's Emma Coburn or USA men's gymnast Jake Dalton will amaz...

Friday Night Lights Author Wants To Ban College Football

Posted 05.09.2012 | College

Buzz Bissinger, perhaps the most famous chronicler of high school football, is calling for a ban on college football, The Gothamist reports. The P...

March Madness

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports
Doug Bradley

Why aren't we seeing to it that more of our student athletes graduate? That they all graduate?