Category Archives: college sports

Best Twitter exchange ever

With Georgia-South Carolina in a storm delay, CBS is showing the classic 2013 Alabama-Auburn game. Leading to this … Alabama and auburn on today and college game day was in north dakota — Cat Daddy (@Richdatdude) September 13, 2014 @Zach...

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College athlete unions, paying players and unasked questions

The last thing I want to do is pick an argument with my fellow Duke grad Jay Bilas. He’s a consummate pro when it comes to college basketball analysis, and he’s making an intelligent case for college sports reform. But … Continue r...

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College sports 2020: A plausible fantasy

Jan. 6, 2020 … Alabama defeated Montana 35-34 tonight to win its third straight NCAA football championship. The Crimson Tide’s experience in big games proved to be the difference against Montana, which made the NCAA playoffs for the first...

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NCAA athletes going pro in something other than reading

The North Carolina academic scandal is getting enough traction that we may be able to replace “North Carolina” with “national.” CNN has done its own investigation, finding plenty of issues with football and basketball players ...

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Divert sports funding to arts?

A Gary Gutting piece at the NYT’s philosophy blog starts out reassuring us that the lack of humanities majors isn’t a bad thing (after all, we can’t everyone being like me) then meanders to suggestions for shoring up the “cult...

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At Ozy.com: Magnus Carlsen, hoops freshmen, curling

If you haven’t checked out Ozy.com yet, please do. It’s a terrific site capturing the next wave of what’s important, what’s interesting and what’s cool. And I’m not just saying that because they’ve given me t...

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Are all scholastic sports a waste of time?

That’s the question raised in this pointed essay from The Atlantic: The Case Against High-School Sports and a follow-up from CollegeSportsScholarships.com. The examples cited are extreme. The Atlantic found schools that managed to fund its foo...

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College sports: End “shamateurism” but don’t pay players

Jay Bilas, with whom I’m proud to share an alma mater, stirred things up recently when he exposed the NCAA for selling shirts with athletes’ names on them. Bilas is a thoughtful guy, not a rash flamethrower, so his interview … Cont...

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