Colleges that let their athletes use their school brand for paid endorsements may appeal more to new recruits.
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A sports management scholar weighs in on whether college athletes can appear in their school’s swag while promoting various products.
University of Oregon running back Travis Dye celebrates his touchdown against Fresno State in a stadium smokey from nearby wildfires.
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It might be time to reschedule football season. With rising temperatures, poorer air quality and a worsening hurricane season, climate change threatens the future of the American sport.
Giving personal expense stipends to student-athletes may lead to higher costs of attendance for college students overall.
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New research shines the light on how colleges can inflate living expense estimates to offer bigger stipends to student-athletes.
After Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay, his jersey became a top-seller on Fanatics, an online retailer of sportswear.
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The quest to combat discrimination against LGBTQ athletes has been long and fitful, particularly in male team sports.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams.
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Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
The pandemic has laid bare just how few economic rights college athletes possess.
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Someone’s race, however, seems to be a factor in whether they support college athletes’ economic rights.
Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten conference, won’t be playing football this fall.
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Football forms the financial backbone of many athletic programs, with some schools deriving over 80% of their department revenue from the sport.
The world of college athletics promises many opportunities to young players, but at what cost?
When college athletes practice or play, they’re really performing work. But are they able to speak up when the work conditions threaten their health? And what happens when they do?
Football glory costs money.
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Much more than trophies are at stake when colleges recruit football players.
Samoan-American quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, college football’s top award.
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A key tenet of Samoan culture emphasizes community, deference to authority and confronting fears – a mindset that makes an ideal football player. But it can extract a physical toll.
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, very few do.
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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.
College athletes are prohibited from profiting from their performance.
As the nation prepares to watch the Final Four, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.
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.
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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.
Former University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin pictured on the field in an undated photo.
Even though Maryland college football coach DJ Durkin has been fired, his 11th hour ouster will not rid college football of some of its deepest problems, argue two scholars on race and college sports.
The demands of college sports often take precedence over education.
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.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-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.