college sports

nico marley

Bob Marley's Grandson Signs NFL Contract with Washington

Maybe he'll sing Interception Songs (I'm sorry).
Mike Piellucci

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.
Steve Silver
pay the players

Hold My Beer: Louisiana Lawmaker Makes Unexpected Case for Paying College Athletes

If Louisiana universities want to have "official beers" to avoid exploitation, perhaps they should stop exploiting student athletes, writes one lawmaker.
Mike Piellucci
big red sons

Can You Spare A Dollar To Get Western Kentucky's Mascot A New Suit?

It's not easy being Big Red, what with all the wear and tear of life as a mascot. So Western Kentucky is crowdfunding a new suit for college sports' big red son.
David Roth
march madness

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.
Luke Bonner
bad ideas

Arkansas Law Will Allow Guns on College Campuses, Including Stadiums and Arenas

Arkansas tackled the classic conundrum of how to make it easier to maim and kill one another at sporting events.
Sean Newell

Prisoners of the Moment: How the NCAA Tournament Affects NBA Draft Stock

While NBA decision makers don't like to admit it, March Madness performances can affect how the draft plays out.
Sam Vecenie
Race and Health

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.
Patrick Hruby
Donald Trump

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.
Patrick Hruby
athletes' rights

How a Little-Known NCAA Rule Shuts Athletes Out of the Legal System

The NCAA's Restitution Rule ostensibly exists to prevent cheating, but critics claim its true purpose is to intimidate college athletes and prevent them from suing the association.
Steve Silver
college sports

Princeton Swimming and Diving Team Suspended Over "Misogynistic and Racist" Emails

All of Princeton's men's swimming and diving team's 38 members were suspended after an anonymous complaint was made this week.
Liam Daniel Pierce
weak in review

A Coach To Build A Dream On: David Roth's Weak In Review

In a world without institutions or leaders that inspire much excitement or faith, what's a college football coach worth? In some cases, entirely too much.
David Roth