Even College Athletes’ Need to Eat Could Trigger NCAA Career Ending Penalties

As the  Johnny Manziel “autograph scandal” once again throws into the national spotlight the NCAA’s insistence that college athletes not profit from their individual popularity.   I can’t help but think of all the players whose collegiate athletic careers and reputations have been slammed because of the NCAA’s prosecution (i.e., “persecution”).  Obviously, the media fixates on high profile players and cases …

BIG 10 Announces Guaranteed 4 Year Full Scholarships

Source: ESPN The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete’s enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship. Several individual Big Ten schools had announced similar scholarship initiatives for athletes, but the league felt a policy statement was needed …

Despite Lawsuits, Congressional Scrutiny College Football Players Still Grossly Exploited

The economic reality is that every year Big Time D-1 football and basketball programs continue to earn more and more revenue.   Without a doubt, the more the revenue increases, the more egregious the exploitation of the on-field participants becomes.  Worse as the universities and the NCAA continue to reap  increased revenue (in 2008  the NCAA’s March Madness  alone brought the NCAA …

New Anti-Trust Lawsuit Adds to NCAA Woes, Includes Current Players

Source: Jon Solomon/CBSSports Fourteen current and former college athletes filed their consolidated class-action complaint Friday against the NCAA and 11 Division I conferences, alleging they illegally cap football and basketball scholarships “substantially” below players’ value in a competitive market and the cost to attend school. The case is the next major antitrust threat for the NCAA, which is awaiting a …