Thursday, July 27, 2017

Big Ten Commissioner Earns $20 Million Bonus

Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany is set to receive more than $20 million in future bonus payments, according to information in the conference’s...

The Reckoning: When Rights-fee Bubble Bursts, College Sports Will Be Changed Forever

This story appears in the May 15, 2017, issue of Sports Illustrated. To subscribe, go here. The irony was hard to miss. Coinciding with the...

‘Unequal Treatment’

In August of 2012, the Athletics Department announced that the women’s rugby team would become Harvard’s 42nd varsity team. The change, years in the making,...

D I Student-Athlete Continue Classroom Success

Division I student-athletes improved academically for the 12th consecutive year, earning another all-time high four-year Academic Progress Rate. The 2015-16 overall four-year rate is 981,...

The Pros and Cons of Youth Sports Aren’t Only Physical

Against a backdrop of increasing childhood obesity, the physical benefits of sports participation are clear. Kids today need to move more, and being on...

Jury: Univ. of Iowa Discriminated Against Athletic Official

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that...

At $495, Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 Sneakers Have Tastemakers Saying No Thanks

At the Flight Club sneaker store just south of Union Square on Thursday night, eager customers perused the gleaming shelves, hunting for classic kicks....

Why Don’t More People Consider Competitive Cheerleading a Sport?

The rigorous activity is dominated by female athletes—and is growing in legitimacy and popularity. In one episode of the reality-TV show Cheer Squad, four members...

Looking to Cross the Border From Mexico, Into the N.C.A.A.

TIJUANA, Mexico — The day began before 7 a.m. at the Baja Inn, where several members of the Cetys University women’s volleyball team had...

Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges...

Washington, D.C. – The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for the College Football Playoff to invest some of its revenue for the first...