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War on Nonrevenue Sports returns: USOC gearing up

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun isn’t going to give up on Olympic sports in colleges without a fight. He sees the threat of budget cuts and reallocations as athletics departments start paying more for its football and basketball players. There are &hel...

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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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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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Woly Award: Double-distance hurdler rules NCAAs

Stanford’s Kori Carter set an NCAA record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles (video) with a time of 53.21, also the fastest in the world this year. By a large margin. The second-best time of the year was set six days … Continue readi...

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NCAAmageddon and the numbers

The NCAA has released updated numbers on how much money is being flushed down the pipes at your local athletic department, and Sports Law Blog relates it to the sure-to-be-landmark O’Bannon vs. NCAA case. I think O’Bannon has a case &hell...

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Duke, Lance Thomas and the NCAA’s “strict liability”

Could Mike Krzyzewski’s program get the same scrutiny as John Calipari’s? Dan Wetzel asks this question at Yahoo. From the headline and the first few paragraphs, you might think it’s simply a question of whether the sanctimonious NC...

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The Atlantic, the NCAA and the wrong discussion

By now, you’ve probably seen at least three of your friends Tweet or share The Atlantic’s sprawling expose, The Shame of College Sports. My question: Was anyone else disappointed? Is anyone else worried that the wrong issues are emphasize...

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Expand the NCAA Tournament AND make the regular season interesting?

Yes, it’s rare that SportsMyriad will delve into sports that already covered ad absurdium elsewhere, but being a fan of international sports tends to give you a perverse interest in how to organize leagues and tournaments. Should MLS be a &hell...

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