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NCAA suspends recruiting rule allowing texts, unlimited communication
The NCAA decided to suspend a new recruiting rule that would have allowed football coaches to send text messages to and have unlimited contact with prospective student-athletes.
Published May 3, 2013 - 9:45am
NCAA bans Twitter hashtags on football fields
The NCAA said no more Twitter hashtags on football fields. Really? Really.
Published May 1, 2013 - 5:35pm
UGA OC Mike Bobo commits recruiting violation, banned from off-campus recruiting for a month
Georgia’s offensive coordinator Mike Bobo recently had the audacity to escort a recruit and his mother to the NCAA Tennis Championships on UGA’s campus and did not make them pay the $8 admission (gasp).
Published September 26, 2012 - 10:48pm
Report: The long-term battle between sports leagues and gambling
Sports and gambling go together like peanut butter and jelly. The NCAA and the professional sports leagues know this, yet for decades, they’ve maintained a puritanical opposition to any legal acknowledgment of sports gambling. Last week, the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to prevent sports gambling in Atlantic City casinos.
Published August 14, 2012 - 1:30pm
The Rise Of “Tim Tebow Bills” In High School Football
In college sports, we’ve seen the damage well-intentioned political meddling can do in the form of Title IX. What starts out as a simple idea — women should have the same access to sports as men — turns into a Tsunami of unforeseen consequences and paralysis. One of the major stumbling blocks to meaningful NCAA reform is the fear of how any substantive change, such as paying football players stipends, might trigger the wrath of federal Title IX watchdogs.
Published February 9, 2012 - 9:05am
How Athletic Programs Are Handling The Rise Of Social Media
Social media is a well-established, growing trend which has changed the way we communicate. While the benefits are many, tools like Twitter can easily get widely followed individuals like politicians and athletes into troublesome situations. Just ask former Congressman Weiner and 2012 recruit Yuri Wright. SDS took a look at how SEC athletic programs are handling the rise of social media. How are they monitoring student-athlete social media activity? Who are they hiring to assist in this crusade?
Published February 6, 2012 - 9:35am
Are College Athletes Unhappy With The Current System?
If athletes were half as unhappy with the status quo as the media was, you would see strikes and boycotts going on right now. And there’d be nothing wrong with that. If people feel they’ve been mistreated, they should protest. But it’s the height of arrogance to insist other people should be revolting because you think they must share your value judgments. Yet this is precisely what the NCAA’s media and academic opponents demand.
Published November 15, 2011 - 9:32am
Questions & Comments Regarding The Penn State Scandal
Thinking out loud regarding several topics surrounding the Penn State scandal. Join the discussion on the scandal that has taken over the sports world this week.
Published November 11, 2011 - 8:44am
Reforming The NCAA: Look To Canada?
Under the CIS rule, a player could be drafted (or sign as an undrafted free agent), participate in off-season workouts, mini-camps and training camps, and even play in a preseason game or two and still return to college football that fall if he doesn’t remain with his professional team.
Published October 18, 2011 - 9:45am
Remove The Asterisk; NCAA Stops Investigation Of Auburn & Cam Newton
The NCAA has announced that they are ending their investigation of the Auburn Tigers and Cam Newton with regards to the “pay for play” allegations that surfaced during the 2010 championship season for the Auburn Tigers. It’s time to remove the asterisk, and it’s time to acknowledge that Cam Newton is a great football player and a good kid.
Published October 13, 2011 - 6:47am