How President Trump Could Free the NCAA to Pour More Money into Politics
If Trump fulfills his pledge to eliminate a federal law prohibiting charitable organizations from participating in political campaigns, the nonprofit NCAA will be free to shower sympathetic candidates with cash.
I Was A College Athlete, And NCAA Amateurism Doesn't Help Us
March Madness is suffused with "love of the game" propaganda justifying restrictions on paying athletes. A former Division I basketball player explains why those roles are burdensome and irrelevant.
VICE Sports Q&A: Sneakers Legend Sonny Vaccaro Talks Shoe Deals, NCAA Amateurism & Basketball
Sonny Vaccaro talks about his early days in the shoe business, the hypocrisy of the NCAA, and what it was like to sign Michael Jordan
Does Racial Resentment Fuel Opposition to Paying College Athletes?
A new social science study has found that whites are more likely than blacks to oppose paying NCAA athletes—and that the more negative whites felt about blacks, the stronger their opposition.
How Donald Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Neil Gorsuch, Could Shape The Future of Sports
In the near future, the Supreme Court could hear important cases on legalized sports gambling, college athlete pay-for-play, and Deflategate-style arbitration. Here's how Trump's new nominee could tilt the legal playing field.
Why President Trump Should Pick A Fight With The NCAA
Donald Trump has promised to drain the swamp, unleash business, create jobs, fix a rigged system, and make America great again. Taking on college sports amateurism would be good place to start.
In New Documentary, Former USC Football Player Bob DeMars Sheds Light on the Dark Side of College Sports
Made by a former NCAA athlete and featuring the stories of many others, the new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" explores topics like pay-for-play, brain trauma, and athletes' rights.
The NCAA Lets College Olympians Collect Cash for Gold, Because Amateurism Is a Self-Serving Lie
The NCAA fights tooth and nail to make sure football and men's basketball players don't get paid. It also allows campus Olympic sport athletes to keep medal bonuses. Wait, what?
The NCAA Is Too Busy Paying Legal Expenses To Pay Athletes
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.
Jim Harbaugh's One-Day Australian Camp Shows the NCAA Can Afford to Buy America
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.
Sorry NCAA, But Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley Is Studying And Making Money At The Same Time
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.
Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports
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.