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Is the NCAA Really a Part of the Mafia?

Every day sports headlines across the country proclaim the latest news on the new sport of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Championship conference realignment. ...

Student-Athlete Equation Could Be a Win-Win

(Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared on the New York Times website on August 9 and in the print edition on August 10 at...

Pell Grant Cuts Could Impact College Athletic Departments

The possibility of Congress cutting funding for the national Pell Grant program dominated discussions last week at the annual convention of the National Association...

College Sports Programs Live in Two Worlds—One Rich and One Poor

Nearly a third of the 125 athletic departments that compete just below the NCAA's elite level increased their spending by more than 40 percent...

Are Olympic Sports a Dying Breed?

In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, some 30 million viewers in the U.S. tuned into NBC broadcasts of the men’s gymnastics competition. ...

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 Drumbeat for Pay for Play Grows Louder

It seems that everywhere a person looks these days for sports news the issue of whether or not NCAA Division I football and men’s...

Are College Athletes Really Indentured Servants?

At one time, the term “corporate athletics” only applied to professional sport. Today, commercialization has not only permeated the collegiate ranks but has filtered...

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