Jim Harbaugh Is Annexing Spring Break, And The NCAA Is Pretending To Be Upset About It
College sports officials are expressing concern over Jim Harbaugh's plan to have Michigan's football team practice in Florida during Spring Break. What are they really upset about?
The NCAA's Economic Exploitation of Athletes Won't Be Solved By More Of The Same
Defenders of college sports amateurism argue that prohibiting market compensation for campus athletes preserves academic "values." Our resident economist calls bullshit.
Jay Bilas And Oliver Luck Are Going To Debate Paying College Athletes, And It Could Go Like This
NCAA executive Oliver Luck and ESPN analyst Jay Bilas are set to tangle over amateurism. Our resident economist imagines the results.
It's Official: UAB Did Not Need to Kill Football
A new report confirms that the University of Alabama-Birmingham did not need to cancel its football program for financial reasons.
An Economist Explains Why Darren Rovell Is Wrong About Paying College Athletes
ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell doesn't think college athletes deserve to be paid, so we got an economist to explain why he's dead wrong.
The Big Ten Knows What's Best for Your Tall, Talented Child
The sudden move towards freshman ineligibility in college football and men's basketball seems odd, but a close reading suggests it's just market-fixing.
College Sports Programs Are Playing Poor, Here's How to Fix It
A simple accounting trick allows major college sports programs to fake poverty. Killing this practice would allow real reform to take hold.
UAB's Tangled Web of Numbers Doesn't Add Up
A look into UAB's own records shows that the school's reasons for killing its football program make no sense in terms of basic math.
The NCAA Is Humblebragging about Giving Athletes a 4 Percent Tip
The commissioner of the Big Ten is spewing misleading numbers on just how much of the NCAA's money will be going to college athletes.
Screw the Math: UAB Can Afford Football, so Why Is It Choosing Otherwise?
UAB claims football is too expensive a program, but the report that the school is relying on to make that conclusion is full of bad math.
Mo'ne Davis and Exploiting Exploitation
To the NCAA, getting paid to play sports on TV is exploitation; getting other people paid is amateurism.
Amateur Bluff: Stanford's Unlikely Ploy to Get Out of Paying Athletes
Stanford's president and athletic director claim they're ready to take an extreme measure if they're forced to pay players. Their bluff is about to be called.