Category Archives: Ethics in Sports

“The Shame of College Sports”: Atlantic Monthly Has it All

If you’ve read any of my pieces on the problems with the NCAA, you’ll find the Atlantic Monthly’s seven-page history/expose’ fascinating. This piece tells the whole story, painstakingly detailing the history of college athletics. It’s what I’ve been writing about … Continue reading

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The First Saturday in September

Man, could I use one of these guys today. Usually, with the exception of Christmas Day, this Saturday of Labor Day weekend is the most exciting of the year. College football is back. Only this year, I’m in need of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Doing Business in College Athletics

On the heels of Yahoo!’s report on corruption within the University of Miami athletic program, Bloomberg released yesterday a more disturbing report that outlines the totally legal, but tremendously misguided hyper-focus on building an athletic program at Rutgers University. In … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Scandal Will Result in Death Penalty… Of the NCAA.

Update: Danny Sheridan did not reveal the name of the alleged “bag man” in the Cam Newton case as he claimed he would. He did say that the NCAA was aware of his identity and that he wasn’t talking out … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Not Leaving for the SEC…Yet.

Southeastern Conference officials voted yesterday not to invite Texas A&M into the conference as was widely speculated. This move, however, is generally perceived as a legal move so that the SEC won’t be subject to any potential litigation for “poaching” … Continue reading

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College Sports Armageddon: Why Texas A&M Will Trigger a Makeover of the Collegiate Landscape

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand didn’t start World War I. It was just the spark that lit the kindling already in place. Similarly, Texas A&M’s expected jump to the Southeastern Conference won’t destroy college athletics as we know it; but … Continue reading

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Tressel NCAA Transcript Answers Questions, Raises Others

On June 9, I wrote here that the media, despite the resignation of Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor’s decision to leave Ohio State, had jumped to the wrong conclusions and were chasing the wrong questions. There I asked several questions … Continue reading

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