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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 08.14.2014 | Sports
Jeff Danziger

Student Athletes

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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.

Get Your Foot Off My Neck: The Emancipation of the Black College Athlete

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Universities must bare the responsibility for effectively bridging the gap for students to ensure their success. And the monies that flow into the college and university system could be used to greatly enrich the lives of black men in American who live in the margins of society.

The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

5 Things Your Kid's Coach Wishes You Knew

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Ever wonder what your kid's coach would tell you about how your behavior affects your kid's performance and enjoyment level?

In Defense of the Student-Athlete

Emily Layden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports
Emily Layden

The popular dialogue surrounding college sports too often gets around to this single, gross generalization: Athletes are not capable of the same academic achievement as their non-athlete counterparts.

Safe4Athletes Survey Targets Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Starr

A few minutes of your time could be the difference between an athlete being silent about their abuse or having a voice to speak up. By completing our ...

Celebrate Division III Athletics

Daan Braveman | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

When the media discusses college sports, it seems to focus much of the attention on NCAA Division I athletics. Quite often, too little attention is paid to the important role of Division III athletics at campuses all over the country.

Ten Tips for Student Athletes

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Due to the competitive nature of the recruiting process, the student athlete application requires additional materials to provide schools and coaches with all of the necessary information to secure the college scholarship of their dreams.

Trust's Legacy: Davidson's Honor Code

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

Last March, after Davidson lost a first round game of the NCAA tournament to Marquette in the final seconds, our director of media affairs got a note from a man who identified himself simply as Jim: "I am a basketball fan deluxe: I love Minnesota and Duke and Butler -- and yesterday I became a Davidson fan for the rest of my life, too."

Pay for Play: Will Athletes Get Paid for Profit Generated at Schools?

Bryan Kalbrosky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Bryan Kalbrosky

The concept of "pay for play" in college athletics has recently been put under a national spotlight. Meanwhile, many student-athletes still struggle to foot the bills that come with the full cost of education.

6 Steps Great Coaches Take to Help Athletes Reach Potential

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Elmore

It seems everything in our culture screams that sports are the most important thing in life. These coaches simply used sports to teach a bigger lesson.