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

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

Colleges Prepare Athletes for Bad Behavior in the NFL

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Dr. Alan Kadish

The NFL may be the subject of most of the upsetting headlines, but look closely and you'll see that their understudies in college don't shine in comparison. Many big-sport schools fail to educate student-athletes on proper behavior.

The Biggest Reasons Athletes Make Great Entrepreneurs

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Market knowledge and skill is not enough to succeed as an entrepreneur. It takes mental toughness and perseverance to win in this game. Even when you think you don't have anything left in the tank, I guarantee you can push out one more rep.

Big Five Have Changed College Sports Forever

Ken Reed | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The Big Five are now definitely in a league of their own - for better or worse. They got what they wanted: independence and the killing off of the bottom half of Division I. It was a classic power play.

Beginning of the End for the NCAA

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

That cracking sound you hear is the destruction of the NCAA's control over collegiate athletics as we have known it. The centralized power of this body to dictate rules and standards to universities is being eroded rapidly.

We're All on Our Way Out: 16 Pieces of Advice for Incoming College Freshmen

Laura Slater | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Laura Slater

I don't have a younger sister, but if I did, this is what I would tell her, and what I wished someone would have told me.

Yesterday's HBCU Pride Is Today's HBCU Irrelevance

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 10.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Waiting for HBCUs to "do right" or "do better" before giving our support only prolongs the 'do wrong' culture and resentment of the same.

Hawaii Athletes Slept In Locker Rooms As Summer Funds Were Delayed

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

HONOLULU (AP) — About 60 Hawaii scholarship athletes were delayed nine days in receiving their summer funds, prompting some to sleep in a locker roo...

UNC Player Speaks Out 10 Years Later

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

I'm a diehard UNC fan. Not a diehard fan to the extent that I defend everything right and wrong with UNC but diehard to am extent that I fully support...

The Power of Bricks and Mortar

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

"Learning is a complex, holistic, multi-centric activity that occurs throughout and across the college experience." Learning Reconsidered, a NASPA wh...

The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as...

The Truth About Kain Colter's Stand and Why NFL Players Support Him

DeMaurice Smith | Posted 06.08.2014 | Sports
DeMaurice Smith

The NCAA sells and wants college athletes to be a team everywhere except in a room where they can talk about the issues they care about. The truth is that they do not want a team that demands a response from a system that makes millions from their play.

The NCAA and the Law

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Those who find the very thought of unions, let alone unions of college athletes, to be an anathema have already expressed their disbelief in these developments. They want the "student-athletes" myth back where it belongs -- at the very center of the NCAA universe.

March Madness: Brought to You by the Teamsters

David Macaray | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports
David Macaray

When you're paid $7 million to run a football program -- and when college football generates the billions of dollars in revenue it does -- you're no longer a coach. You're a CEO.

5 Ways to Save St. Joe's University

Gene Marks | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Gene Marks

People just can't afford to pay $50K a year for a college education, even if it's at a good school like St. Joe's. The payback just isn't there. The numbers don't make sense. St. Joe's has to make some hard and unpopular adjustments if they want to survive.

Another Sign College Sports Continue to Spin Out of Control

Ken Reed | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The head football coach at LSU recently picked up a commitment from quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann. Zack's an 8th grader from Texas. That's not a misprint; Dinkelmann is indeed an 8th grader. Recruiting middle school kids is increasingly common at the highest levels of college sports.

Some Principles to Guide the Changing Face of College Athletics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As higher education institutions desperately seek new revenue, the promise of big-time athletics can outstrip the reality of how an institution can be overwhelmed by athletic success.

Entrepreneur Seeks to Eliminate the Burden of Coming Out

Levi A. Miles | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Brooks Gabel realized that people who were coming out needed someone to talk to -- and not only that, they needed someone to speak with who had gone through the process themselves. This realization set Gabel on a journey that leads to his website, justlikeyou.org, going live.

The First, Real Wildcat Strike

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

Northwestern and athletics don't tend to get a lot of attention. So, it was quite attention-getting on Tuesday when Northwestern made the lead story on many sports pages around the country.

Say Goodbye To Small Athletic Programs

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops. Temple athletic director Kevin Clark didn't mince words. Standing inside the football team's indoor practi...

College Football Obsession: Sending the Wrong Academic Message?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The football season on the professional level and every tier below it has become an iconic fall tradition of American culture. This glorification of a sport, particularly in the case of college athletes, put priorities in the wrong spot though.

It's Open Season on the NCAA

Philip Bartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Philip Bartz

To be sure, there is much money swirling around NCAA football and basketball. But the fact that amateurism in NCAA sports is not pristine does not mean that there is exploitation or that professionalizing NCAA sports is the answer.

How College Sports Could Make Universities Go Broke

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.15.2013 | College

College sports are becoming bigger financial risks for universities throughout the country, according to a report issued Friday from Moody's Investors...

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.

Four Things Student Athletes Can Do This Summer to Help Them This Fall

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Being a recruited athlete is an easy way to "get to the front of the line" in the admissions process. However, the recruitment process is tedious and requires a significant time commitment on the part of the athlete -- to say nothing of the time which must be committed to the sport itself.