LONG FORMThe ubiquitous Sonny Vaccaro is an NCAA IconoclastThe great crusader for student-athletes rights has been giving the NCAA headaches for nearly 40 years.
TITLE IXFailure to Enforce Title IX? A complaint filed last week with the U.S. DOJ alleges that more than 120 California institutions are failing to provide sufficient athletic opportunities for women.
FUNDRAISINGTop Colleges Pay Fund Raisers Top DollarFrom the Chronicle of Philanthropy comes a look at the 132 top-paid fund raisers at colleges and universities.
ACADEMICSA Decade On, APR is Showing Its Age The NCAA D1 Management Council proposed a number of changes to the NCAA’s academic rules but none more significant than the APR.
ACADEMICSSchool Wars 2014: Conflicts over K-12 Education Technology, CCSS, and VAMClips Guest CommentaryThis commentary is an extension of the author’s remarks that were prompted by the widespread criticism leveled at Common Core State Standards and Value Added Measures that have continued after posting of his CLIPS Guest Commentary, “Revisiting ‘A Nation Still at Risk’”
"ACCOMMODATION"Autonomy defined! NCAA board's agenda for change Clips Guest CommentaryOur perceptive and all-knowing guest author breaks down the recently-issued 82-page “manifesto of autonomy” (Clips words) into understandable tidbits.
HAVESThe 65ClipsGraphicsLately we’ve heard a lot about the autonomy issue regarding the Power 5 conferences and the 65 schools in those conferences. Here’s a list of “The 65,” tacked on top of the award-worthy Clips Conference Realignment Chart.
LEADERSHIPPrinceton Roast and Toast Clips Eyewitness Report Longtime Princeton AD Gary Walters is stepping down after an illustrious career, and a very impressive caliber of people gathered to salute their friend and colleague.
GOVERNANCESEC's Slive: Future of college sports must be all about student-athleteClips InterviewCommish asks the questions; reporter gives the answers.
SPORTS LAWCollege Sports' Antitrust Vulnerability Litigation over likenesses, concussions and unionization notwithstanding, an unfolding antitrust lawsuit by Jeffrey Kessler could possibly top them all.
AMATEURISMTime to challenge concepts underlying college sports NCAA president Mark Emmert said unions “would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics.” Would that really be so bad?
CONFERENCESMost Valuable Conferences A Forbes analysis includes bowl revenues, NCAA Tournament payouts and TV deals; but not radio broadcast rights, advertising and non-basketball NCAA distributions.
FOODUnlimited food?NCAA ruling could add fascinating layer to recruiting.
INSPIRATIONBoston Marathon: "We Run As One"Sports Illustrated devoted about half of this week's issue to the profoundly inspirational permutations of "Boston Strong."
DRUGSGoing to pot? No, NCAA gets it right by reducing standards on marijuanaThe NCAA no longer considers marijuana to be in the same category as steroids.
ENFORCEMENTNCAA’s New Enforcement Chief Sees Colleges as Customers“We’re professional service providers working for our clients—the colleges and universities in the membership,” says Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA’s new enforcement chief.
NCAAThe New NCAA Clips Guest CommentaryOur guest author suggests that the NCAA may be entering a period of “reconception.”
ACADEMICSNCAA Looks to Redefine Its Policy on Academic Fraud Among the ideas, say people familiar with the process, are more clearly identifying who should be held accountable for academic misconduct.
CONFERENCESLook back, look ahead: American The league that “seemed little more than the safe landing pad for teams that didn’t quite fit anywhere else,” ended up on top in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
ACADEMICSParental Role in Athletes' Academics A study of athletes’ career goals and how they were formed explores how parents can help or hurt their kids’ scholarly pursuits.
UNIONSAppeal to SanityClips Guest CommentaryOur guest author uses logic and reason to explain the illogical Northwestern union movement.
HAVES/NOTSCollege athletics work for the many, not the few Here’s a refreshingly pragmatic take on revenue and non-revenue sports, and the greater good.
UNIONSThe “Daily Show” mocks NCAA amateurism“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart teed off last week on the NCAA’s opposition to unions. As always, hilariously delivered by Mr. Stewart (videos)
CONSISTENCYWhat NCAA talking points look like about pay-for-play and unions People have to know what to say. And people in the same organization should be saying the same things.
CHAMPS (X2)Everybody Loves a Parade Clips Eyewitness Report The Clips Editor braved the teeming masses of jubilant UConn fans who converged to pay homage to their dual basketball champions.