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Paid College Athletes

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 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 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.

The Year in Review: College Sports Reform Reaches the Tipping Point

Warren K. Zola | Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

There are active lawsuits over departure dates but make no mistake -- schools are chasing television dollars like never before. And neither the student-athletes nor the NCAA has any say in this process.

Time for Transformative Change in Intercollegiate Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 01.29.2012 | College
Warren K. Zola

Ultimately, we, as leaders in higher educational institutions, must find sustainable solutions that realign this imbalance, and in the process improve the quality of the student experience for the benefit of all.

Off Pitch: What Glee Can Teach Us About College Athletics

Warren K. Zola | Posted 01.09.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Let's pretend that these high school seniors wish to combine their passion and talent by entering the entertainment industry. Why don't these singers head right to Broadway?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

They changed some of the rules of golf effective January 1st. You can now smooth the sand or soil while playing from a hazard but you can't improve your lie. Why don't they just allow tees in the trap? Let's speed things up.

Don't Pay College Athletes

Lesley Ryder | Posted 11.18.2011 | Sports
Lesley Ryder

College athletes will never be paid a salary to play for their school. There are far too many logistical, economic and legal hurdles that would have to disappear before paying students could even become a reality.

The Madness of Not Paying College Athletes

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Keeping athletes and their families in poverty while coaches and administrators get rich is not only fundamentally un-American, it is an embarrassment to us all.

Paid College Athletes: A Reasonable Compromise

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jalen Rose

Despite the fact very few student athletes ever have the opportunity to turn professional, the overwhelming time commitment leaves them with no way of generating any income. Here is a reasonable solution.