Which perfectly sums up the lunacy of big time collegiate sports in the US. Most of us know the story now, and it appears that plenty of administrators at Rutgers knew the full story in late November.
Nocera with yet more good stuff on the NCAA Cartel: It was amusing this week to watch Emmert trot out “the collegiate model” as he was confronted with the reality of the “one and done” freshma
It’s almost enough to make me think that the Noble Concept of Amateur Student-Athletes is just a massive exploitative scam. When I say the “NCAA’s” values, this also means the
In the wake of a predictably dreary NCAA title game, a couple points. First of all, I’m sure that BCS apologists will see Alabama’s win as a vindication of a broken system, but it’s
Jon Chait argues once again that anyone who sees generating massive amounts of revenue from “student”-athletes while denying them most of the benefits as exploitative must hate college spo
Pierce’s follow-up to the must-read Taylor Branch article is, of course, outstanding. The first key point is that amateurism is an empty fraud, a transparent mask for exploitation and class priv
It’s difficult to summarize Taylor Branch’s Atlantic story on the NCAA, or to find any specific parts to excerpt; basically, just read the whole thing. Branch ends on a relatively optimist
Chances that I would pay the faculty discount rate of $38 to watch the Kentucky Wildcats host the Central Michigan Chippewas at Commonwealth Stadium? Decent enough, until I read the following: Q: Does