Clemson’s win over Alabama in college football’s national championship game didn’t impress sports writer Dave Zirin. But his scathing critique in The Nation missed the point.
LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and Baylor’s Shock Linwood do not want to risk their pro football futures. Their decisions to sit out the postseason make sense and could become a trend.
The former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports tells Scheer, Truthdig's editor in chief, about the lure of the game for young people. They also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.
To have a better conversation about the problem, within college football and beyond, we need to examine how trauma affects the brain The Jameis Winston case works well for this To have a better conversation about the problem, within college football and beyond, we need examine how trauma affects the brain .
The university plans to honor the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach. Have those taking this let-bygones-be-bygones attitude forgotten about the sex-abuse scandal that happened on his watch?
Just in time for March Madness, the "Last Week Tonight" host reveals just how much bullshit the National Collegiate Athletic Association makes student athletes go through. The organization exercises enormous control over their lives -- and rakes in billions from corporate sponsors -- without paying the athletes a penny.
Last week, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board became the first government agency to officially acknowledge what everyone in the country outside the NCAA already knew: College athletes are cheap labor for a $16 billion business disguised as a nonprofit educational enterprise.Last week, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board acknowledged that college athletes are cheap labor for a $16 billion business disguised as a nonprofit educational enterprise.
Northwestern University football players have asked for the right to join a union, and Wednesday the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board decided they could.
An effort to form a players union in college isn't about money -- yet Nevertheless, it’s naive to think that giving the athletes a tiny percentage of the proceeds will clean up so corrupt a systemAn effort to form a players union in college isn't about money—yet.
Manti Te'o had no involvement in the bizarre hoax involving his "dead girlfriend," the Notre Dame star linebacker insisted to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap in his first interview since the story broke Wednesday.