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.
Gigi Bryant, looking up to her dad on the court in 2016.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in 2014.
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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.
The NCAA has moved to permit college athletes to seek endorsement deals. under new rules to be adopted by 2021.
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Now that the NCAA will allow college athletes to seek paid endorsements, questions abound about how the players will be able to cash in on those deals. An expert on student athletes weighs in.
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.
Carol Folt, the next president of the University of Southern California.
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New systems with stricter rules would make it easier to hold colleges and universities accountable on behalf of the taxpayers who support them.
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.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
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Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
When a player’s on fire, is it hot hands?
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For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson explains VR-enabled training to his players.
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Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
The University of Dayton Arena, where March Madness will kick off again this year.
You want to pick the 'favorites,' to get accuracy points. But you also want to pick some 'underdogs,' to set yourself apart from the pack. Somewhere in the middle is an optimal solution.
Not these guys, but Kentucky’s coach will get $50,000 extra after his Wildcats beat Texas A&M to win the SEC.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is a huge money-maker, but you wouldn't know it from the coverage on TV.
The Duke Blue Devils had confidence in their 2015 bracket.
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Simply filling out a bracket – even with random or uninformed choices – is enough to boost your confidence in success, and to get you to put more money on the line.
Three threats loom before intercollegiate football.
Despite the huge attention to intercollegiate sports, is the day of reckoning approaching?
College athletes need to pay attention to their academic life.
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As the NFL Draft starts in Chicago, it is important to remember that most college athletes need to pay attention to their academic life: only about 4% will go on to play professionally.