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Student Athletes

Straight-A Athlete Who Plays 3 Sports With 1 Arm Is A True All-Star

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

The fact that Riley Quinn plays baseball is impressive in itself. Even more impressive: He also plays on the football team and the basketball team,...

Afterthoughts

Ginny Gilder | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Ginny Gilder

Although I don't feel any less unhappy over the fake classes, manipulated transcripts, and unfair advantage taken of both student athletes and competitors, I am reminded to tread a bit more lightly in my condemnation of the folks who forgot their better selves in going for big wins.

A Misreading of Lombardi

Byron Williams | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Byron Williams

It has been recently revealed what can occur when the price of winning becomes the overriding obsession, where revenue trumps character, and the dark side of college athletics falls neatly into an amoral paradigm that would make Machiavelli proud.

University Of Michigan President Laments How Athletics Trumps Academics

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.12.2014 | College

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel told a group of faculty Monday the school has admitted athletes who weren't skilled enough to be stude...

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.

It Is a Shame, It Was a Sham

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

A scathing discovery just revealed that football and basketball athletes attending the much-revered University of North Carolina had received passing grades for courses they never took, primarily because the classes didn't exist.

It's Not Just Words: 10 Smart Word Choices of Smart Athletes

Anne Josephson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

If parents keep reinforcing to their child that her pursuit of excellence in a sport is a sacrifice their child is making instead of a decision she is making, what effect is that likely to have on the child's attitude?

What Is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

What is the cost of a bad hire? How much does the "bottom line" suffer when a new hire has difficulty acclimating and functioning in a team environment?

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

These College Athletes Say They Deserve Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.02.2014 | College

It's hardly a secret being a student athlete on a college campus can come with special privileges. The perks can come via free iPads, registering ...

College Football Is Ruining Education

The New Republic | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

College football is the arranged marriage of two entities: An institution of higher learning and an athletic industry. It is corrupt and illogical and...

Student Athletes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports
Jeff Danziger

Student Athletes

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

College Presidents Fight Against Student Athletes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 07.04.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its sc...

Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Against UNC For Retaliation

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

Mary Willingham, a former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic advisor, claims in a lawsuit against the school she was demoted in reta...

Online Universities Allow Professional Athletes to Balance School and Sports

Jaclyn Sweeney | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Jaclyn Sweeney

There's no reason for athletes or others with unpredictable schedules to feel as if completing a college degree is an unrealistic achievement. Online programs are a great fit for those of us who can't accommodate a traditional college environment.

Propaganda and Sports in America

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Evan F. Moore

The NCAA, along with the press and advertising agencies, uses TV, radio, phone applications and social media to influence a certain way of thinking.

Meet John Urschel, the Smartest Athlete in the NFL Draft

Tim Morehouse | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Morehouse

John is a rare breed of scholar-athlete one we can only hope will become far more common in future years -- and if John has any say, it will.

Student Athletes or Employees: The Debate in Perspective (Part 2)

Frank Islam | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Frank Islam

What we need is truth in packaging and promotion. What we also need is a system that puts the concerns of all of those who participate in college sports first.

Student Athletes or Employees: The Debate in Perspective (Part 1)

Frank Islam | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Frank Islam

We want to believe that when we are watching college sports that we are seeing amateurs competing for the joy of competition and the love of the game. But, as we examined things more closely we got a different picture that caused us to modify our view and might also change public opinion somewhat.

How Much College Football Players Should Be Making

COED | Posted 04.19.2014 | College

Hey, did you see that headline? “College Football Players Should Be Making $178K a Year.” That’s not our idea, either. That’s the findings of ...

Coaching Contracts: Should Athletics Trump Academics?

Dr. Matt Wilson | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Dr. Matt Wilson

What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?

Tyler Kingkade

People Are Making A Lot Of Money In College Sports, Just Not The Athletes

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

When it comes to college sports, a lot of money is at stake. A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board to allow players at Northwest...

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.