Sports Are Out of Touch with Society

About two decades ago, a tall man with an identifiable nasal twang was holding court at Gallagher's Steak House one afternoon as he lifted...

Does the NCAA Exploit Athletes?

Thomas Palaima has an interesting article in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education dealing with the NCAA regulation—or lack of such—of its member institutions...

When Will the Games End and True Equality Begin?

An even sadder NCAA story exists today than the recent news that university athletic departments are still playing games – “Gender Games” – with...

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt held a press conference in New York City on April 28 after meeting with Major League Baseball...

NFL Lockout 2011: Where Have All Our Leaders Gone?

Tonight the NFL draft gets underway in New York. This is the last vestige of the now abandoned labor agreement between the players...

Did the NCAA Come Down Hard Enough?

This blog has previously posted an article about Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and his failure to pass on information for almost nine months...

Division I Continues to Examine Agent Rules

After a litany of high-profile investigations in the summer and fall of 2010, Division I is focused on regulating how sports agents mix with...

Has the Bar Been Lowered Too Far for College Student-Athletes?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been grappling for over 50 years with the minimum requirements for first-year student-athletes who want to compete...

The Title IX Shell Game

When Title IX was first passed by the U. S. Congress in 1972 there were fewer than 30,000 women competing on varsity sports teams...

The Real Game in the NFL Has Begun

The first hearing in the lawsuit filed by ten NFL players against the league alleging anti-trust law violations began in Minneapolis on April 6....

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