the amateurism business

college basketball

Thad Matta Out At Ohio State, Will Help Hire His Successor

Matta made two Final Fours in his 13 years in Columbus, but his health problems and the team's recent struggles added up.
David Roth
6.5.17
march madness

One Blurred, Shining Moment: Watching March Madness From A Sports Bar

The first few days of the NCAA Tournament are overwhelming and pretty much non-stop. It's a lot to take, but that's the fun of it.
David Roth
3.17.17
college basketball

One Bid, Or Greetings From College Basketball

The Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference will almost certainly get just one bid for the NCAA Tournament. In college basketball's uneasy middle, that is worth a lot.
David Roth
3.6.17
high school basketball

Report: New Jersey High School Coach has Six Players Living in His Condo, Can't Feed Them

A report from New Jersey claims a powerhouse high school basketball program has six foreign transfer students living with the head coach.
Dave Brown
2.6.17
pay them

College Sports Are Too Broke To Pay Athletes, But Not A 10th Assistant Football Coach

The NCAA and its member schools say they can't afford to pay athletes, but magically, they've found money for additional football coaches.
Kevin Trahan
1.12.17
march madness

The NCAA Can Afford To Pay Players With Its March Madness Mega-Millions. Here's How

Every year, March Madness makes hundreds of millions of dollars for the NCAA, and every year they explain why the players don't get any of it. It's bullshit.
Kevin Trahan
3.31.16
high school basketball

Even Among McDonald's All-Americans, Josh Jackson Stands Out

The McDonald's All-American Game is as much a ritual of projection as it is a prep basketball game. Amid all this promise, some stars shine brighter.
John Wilmes
3.30.16
Spring Break

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?
Andy Schwarz
2.24.16
the amateurism business

What I Paid To Be A Division I Athlete

College sports offer kids an opportunity to live a dream. They also force upon those kids a series of harsh non-choices that, when taken together, are nightmarish.
Luke Bonner
1.27.16