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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 06.06.2014 | 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.

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 ...

Lessons From Rutgers

Richard D. Legon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports
Richard D. Legon

To the extent that Rutgers offers a lesson, it is about the need for institutional leadership to provide a higher level of attention to athletics programs, most especially those programs that are or have moved more intentionally to greater national prominence.

A Student-Centered Athletic Culture?

Clark Power | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Clark Power

If we can learn anything from this latest Rutgers controversy, it is that in a "student-centered" athletic environment, the student athletes ought to be consulted and taken seriously, particularly when allegations of abuse arise.

Student-Athletes in a Different Light

Chris Maples | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Chris Maples

In college athletics, emphasis on what makes a successful program seems to be shifting away from long-term program and student success to more of a "what have you done for me lately" mentality.

Where Did Things Go So Wrong?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Intercollegiate athletics has been horribly corrupted and one is as likely to be exposed to bad characters and unethical behavior as you are to be taught all the good lessons of life.

After March Madness: How Student-Athletes in the Spotlight Can Prepare for Their Career Twilight

Clark Kellogg | Posted 06.02.2013 | Sports
Clark Kellogg

As we enjoy the grand stage for college basketball, March Madness, we also enter the twilight of many players' careers on the hardwood. To all those student-athletes, I want to pass along the knowledge I've gained through my own experience, in hopes they can "own their own education."

Striking a Balance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

What does it say about a university when the facilities are better than those for the athletic students who do not play competitive sports? Can any university defend a $100,000 per student cost in light of the sea changes washing over higher education?