The NCAA and its member schools claim that paying players would be too expensive. Meanwhile, they've spent at least $155 million on legal fees and settlements to preserve amateurism and duck brain trauma responsibility.
This week, Jim Harbaugh and Nick Saban bickered over college football satellite camps. The fighting seems to be about more than just the camps.
Football, Fun, And An Unintentional NCAA Recruiting Violation: A Day at Jim Harbaugh's Satellite Camp
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh appeared to inadvertently break a NCAA rule at a satellite camp, reflecting the larger, ongoing college football controversy over the events.
The Big 12's refusal to change a walk-on transfer rule that would allow Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield another year of eligibility demonstrates the real priorities in big-time campus athletics.
How will a power conference manage an environment where the premier players command more leverage than college football stars?
The people who run big-time college sports claim there simply isn't enough money to pay athletes. Totally coincidentally, they also give themselves large and ridiculous bonuses.
Next time NCAA president Mark Emmert says that colleges can't afford to pay athletes, remember that Michigan's Jim Harbaugh organized a one-day football camp in Australia to maybe recruit a punter.
Laremy Tunsil appeared to admit to NCAA amateurism violations during a wild NFL Draft night, but neither he nor Ole Miss have much to worry about.
The NCAA's APR metric purportedly measures how well college athletes are performing in the classroom, but a closer look reveals more questions than answers.
While the NCAA argues that amateurism is necessary for education, projected top NFL Draft pick and business student Ronnie Stanley is learning the two have nothing to do with each other.
While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.
Michigan basketball coach Jim Beilein's refusal to let graduate transfer Spike Albrecht play for a Big Ten school illustrates the hypocrisy of big-time NCAA sports.