amateurism

college sports

College ADs Are Busy Limiting Athlete Pay as Their Own Salaries Skyrocket

It's almost as if there's a connection between rising revenues, fixed on-field labor costs, and the people running college sports making more money than ever before.
Patrick Hruby
7.20.17
college sports

The Plot to Disrupt the NCAA with a Pay-for-Play HBCU Basketball League

The multibillion-dollar college sports industry exploits African-American athletes and has left historically black schools behind. Some people think there's a better way.
Patrick Hruby
6.20.17
NCAA hypocrisy

Michigan Athletics Decides Best Use of $800K Donation Is A Trip To Rome

Michigan Football used an unrestricted donation to fund it's much-publicized trip to Rome. We're running out of ways to satirize amateurism here.
Aaron Gordon
6.14.17
college sports

Amateurism Isn't Educational: Debunking the NCAA's Dumbest Lie

As legal battles loom, the college sports establishment argues that allowing athletes to be paid would hurt their educations. Here's why that's as preposterous as that sounds.
Patrick Hruby
6.14.17
NCAA

Student-Athlete Prevented From Being Student Because He's An Athlete

Donald De La Haye did everything a college marketing major should do. His own school wants him to stop because of the NCAA.
Mike Piellucci
6.13.17
amateurism

An Ole Miss-Themed Store Is Suing NCAA Snitches Because Amateurism Is Dumb

Rebel Rags filed a defamation suit against Mississippi football players who supposedly told the NCAA they were given free gear by the store. What are we really doing here, America?
Patrick Hruby
6.12.17
college sports are the worst

Millionaire Bill Snyder Smears Unpaid Player He Won’t Let Transfer [Updated]

A Kansas State wide receiver says the school won't release him, and Snyder defended his position by telling reporters the 19-year-old failed two drug tests.
Sean Newell
6.2.17
congress

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
4.21.17
Throwback Thursday

The NCAA Basketball Coach Who Confessed After 'Blue Chips,' but Only Told Half the Story

After seeing the 1994 film in which a cheating college basketball coach offers a postgame press conference mea culpa, Coastal Carolina's Russ Bergman called a local sports editor to do the same. But the truth was more complicated.
Aaron Gordon
3.30.17
march madness

Did Northwestern Basketball Run Off Johnnie Vassar?

Former Northwestern basketball player Johnnie Vassar is suing the university and the NCAA over what he characterizes as a "run-off"—an attempt to pressure and intimidate Vassar into separating from his four-year athletic scholarship.
Kevin Trahan
3.29.17
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
3.27.17
nba

VICE Sports Q&A: Sonny Vaccaro Talks Sneakers, NCAA Amateurism, and 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
Larry Burnett
3.22.17