The NCAA has done plenty of huffing and puffing in the wake of the effort of Northwestern’s football team to unionize. The NCAA will now try to blow their house down. With food. On Tuesday, the NCAA’s Legislative Council determined that student-athletes “can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.” So…
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In the latest Reason-Rupe poll, 64 percent of Americans say college football and basketball players should receive a share of the money when universities and companies sell merchandise like their jerseys and video games featuring the...Show More Summary
With the NCAA tournament at a close, and the recent decision allowing Northwestern football players to vote on forming a union, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show decided to tackle an issue near and dear to our hearts. Never has the exploitation of teenagers been funnier. Read more...
The Oklahoma Sooners, your 2013 college football national champions! Would you have a problem with that? If you don't, then you must have loved the NCAA basketball tournament, where a fourth-place team from a slightly-less-than-power conference just won the national title. Show More Summary
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For roughly three weeks each calendar year, college football is not the most important NCAA sport. For the other 11-and-change months, pigskin is given a disproportionate amount of airtime and media attention, and it would be selfish to not let basketball enjoy its brief moment in the sun. But it's not like the news cycle grinds to a halt. Show More Summary
Later this month, Northwestern University football players will vote on whether to form a union. Their coach is against it. The head of the NCAA is against it. Those are two great reasons for the players to vote "yes." Read more...
Another day, another key college sports figure whose ox will be gored by unionization predictably speaks out against it. Via Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com, NCAA president Mark Emmert blasted on Sunday the efforts of Northwestern football players to form a union. “To be perfectly frank, the notion of using a union employee model to address…
With his organization challenged on several fronts by lawsuits, NCAA president Mark Emmert lashed out Sunday at the decision by a local National Labor Relations Board to allow Northwestern football players to move forward with an effort to unionize, calling unionizing “ridiculous” and “a grossly inappropriate solution.”
With the NCAA tournament winding down and football season still a long ways off, we're finally transitioning out of peak sports-bar season. Kentucky and Connecticut are going to win Saturday, and then Kentucky and the rest of us areShow More Summary
At a little after 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will tip off its Final Four, officially marking the beginning of the end of college basketball season in 2013-14. Two-hundred...Show More Summary
While NFL teams are busy trading players this offseason to bolster their respective rosters, college football is missing out on all that fun. That, and there's this whole amateurism thing the NCAA and its membership want you to buy into. But...Show More Summary
By Michael Paarlberg Last week, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board became the first government agency to officially acknowledge what everyone in the country outside the NCAA already knew: College athletes are cheap labor for a $16 billion business disguised as a nonprofit educational enterprise.
The advent of cable television offered universities vast new opportunities to profit from football and basketball, and the large and most lucrative programs have consolidated into five major conferences. Those dominate the Bowl Championship Series in football and the NCAA tournament in basketball and earn huge sums. Show More Summary
New union could help protect college athletes from concussions, extend academic support, football star tells Salon
Outsports reports that NCAA defensive end Mitch Eby came out to his Chapman University teammates earlier this month. Eby first told his two roommates, both also players, then opened up to his head coach, who agreed to allow Eby to address the full team. Show More Summary
NFL executives are going to think themselves to death before the draft begins on May 8. The process starts simply enough, as talent evaluators watch the college games and form reasonable conclusions. NCAA success hardly forebodes NFL...Show More Summary
Outsports reports on another moving coming out in the football world. Mitch Eby is a junior defensive end on the Chapman University Football team, who reached out to Willamette University kicker Commer Mertens, who came out of the closet (the...