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Open Thread: There Is Power in A Union, NCAA Edition

College sports, as reported by the NYTimes’ business columnist Joe Nocera, “A Union Stands Up for Players“: “I hate bullies,” said DeMaurice Smith. Smith, a former white-collar criminal defense lawyer with the high-powered law firm Patton Boggs, has been the executive director of the National Football League Players Association since 2009. That is to say, [...]
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Joe Paterno Is Looking To Hire A Big-Time Criminal Defense Lawyer

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has reached out to big-time criminal defense lawyer J. Sedgwick Sollers, NBC reports. Even though Paterno faces no charges right now, there's two reason for doing this: 1. The investigati... Read Post

Here’s Why The New York Times’ Master Plan To Save College Sports Would Be A Disaster

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

College sports is broken, and New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wants to fix it with a radical five-point plan. Here's a rough outline of his big NYT Magazine feature on how to reform college sports: Football and men's basketball ... Read Post

Joe Nocera: A Scholarship That Doesn't Even Cover The Full Cost Of Attending College Is Offensive To Athletes

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (3 years ago)

This editorial is part of our GREAT DEBATE feature 'Should College Athletes Get Paid?' Business Insider recently got the chance to chat with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera over email on what he thought about the issue of paying... Read Post

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