Sunday, March 26, 2017

U.S. Soccer Will Require National Team Players to Stand for Anthems

U.S. Soccer revealed a new policy Saturday that will require anyone on a national team to “stand respectfully” during national anthems. The penalties for...

Lobbying for Athletics

Speaking at a panel discussion in 2014, Tom McMillen, a former member of Congress and retired professional basketball player, warned of a coming apocalypse...

Meet the Only Unbeaten Men’s Team in College Basketball

The college basketball locker room is a sanctuary, a serious place where the sound is determined by the circumstance — quiet and solemn before...

Study Finds LBGTQ Teens Staying Away from Sports

While professional sports leagues and athletes encourage LGBTQ participation through initiatives like the You Can Play Project and Athlete Ally, a study published by...

The Resource Gap: How Smaller Schools are Struggling to Keep Up with College’s Big...

Bradley University president Gary Roberts is convinced that the current financial structure of Division I college athletics is unsustainable. “We have a subgroup of schools...

‘Unwinding Madness’- What Went Wrong with College Sports and How to Fix It

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has "placed commercial success above its responsibilities to protect the academic development, health and well-being of college athletes," a...

Football Helmets Don’t Protect Against Concussion — and We’re Not Sure What Does

The word “concussion” evokes more fear than ever, and there’s definitely some evidence to support those fears. We know a repeated history of concussion...

The Heart of College Athletics is Still in Division III

One of the first stories I wrote in this space almost five years ago was a story about the heart of college athletics and...

SEC Schools Receive Upwards of $40M From League

Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive received $4.3 million in compensation during his final year on the job, and new SEC commissioner Greg Sankey made...

NLRB Chips Away at Athlete Amateurism

Football players at private institutions in college sports’ most competitive level are employees, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel stated this week, and...