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Over one-third of college athletes in the study who tested positive for COVID-19 had evidence of inflammation around the heart. Miodrag Ignjatovic via Getty Images

Even if you’re asymptomatic, COVID-19 can harm your heart, study shows – here’s what student athletes need to know

Cardiologists say student athletes who test positive for COVID-19 should see their doctors to determine if heart tests are necessary, even if they don't have symptoms.
Mikey Williams dribbles through a crowd during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 2, 2019 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Star player who expressed interest in going to an HBCU may shake up how athletes select a college

When Mikey Williams, one of the nation's top high school basketball players, announced that he was thinking about going to a historically black college, the college basketball world paid attention.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in 2014. Hannah Foslein/Getty Images

The Kobe legacy: Should the NBA let high school players skip college?

Unlike when Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to the NBA, future superstars must now spend at least one year in college or overseas. A sports scholar explains how that could soon change.
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would enable college athletes to get paid endorsements. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

What if college athletes got paid? 3 questions answered

California's legislature has approved a bill that would let college athletes get paid endorsements. A sociologist explains what the measure would mean for the players.
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, very few do. David J. Phillip/AP

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, statistics – and the upcoming NFL draft – show most are sadly mistaken and would be well served to earn their degrees.
Fresno State Bulldogs head coach Jeff Tedford and running back Ronnie Rivers hoist the Las Vegas Bowl trophy after the Bull Dogs defeated Arizona State on Dec. 15. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

How big bonuses for winning coaches became a tradition in college football

While college football coaches who make it to the widely televised bowl games stand to collect major bonuses, history shows that bonuses for top coaches predate the days of TV and radio.
The demands of college sports often take precedence over education. Don Feria/AP

It’s naive to think college athletes have time for school

Research shows student-athletes spend triple the amount of time on sports as on academics, raising questions about whether they actually benefit from a college education, a sociology professor argues.
A group of basketball players talking and appearing to have fun. A recent study showed that college athletes benefited from special counseling designed for them. bernard/Shutterstock.com

Could the future edge in college sports be mental wellness?

Student athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they experience problems just like any student. They sometimes may be harder to reach, however. A novel program suggests a winning approach.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes? Brynn Anderson/AP

Dangerous stereotypes stalk black college athletes

Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.

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