Hey, NCAA: It’s Time to Listen

March Madness 2021 has empowered the group with the most power to impact immediate and lasting change to the NCAA’s amateurism model–the athletes. If the start of this year’s men’s and women’s basketball championships is indicative of what’s to come in 2021 for the NCAA, it should be scared. While the NCAA has faced legitimate… Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA, This Looks Bad…Really Bad.

Over the past few years, BSELS contributor, Joe Schafer (@jwschafe), has reported on the NCAA’s long history of inequitable and questionable conduct. Yesterday marked another example of that inequitable conduct. Yesterday, March 18, University of Oregon Women’s Basketball player, Sedona Prince, used social media to reveal the glaring discrepancy between the men’s and women’s weight… Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA: Your Athletes Need You

The NCAA’s obligation to winter and spring sport athletes whose careers were cut short due to COVID-19 is just beginning, as institutions, conferences, and the NCAA must take proactive steps to those support athletes who must navigate an unprecedented transition away from college athletics.  On Monday, members of NCAA Division I voted to extend spring… Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA, This is Still Your Fault

March Madness 2019 could be the last of its kind, as student-athletes inch closer to victory in their class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA . . . and it’s about time. March Madness 2018 was characterized by scandal and redemption.  Last year at this time, the shortcomings of NCAA Division I men’s basketball were fully… Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA Schools: Spend Wisely

A recent antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice aims to put more money into the pockets of college athletics departments across the country.  Now, as college athletics sits on the brink of major change, it’s up to the schools to spend this new money wisely. It is no secret that the advent of “big-time”… Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Make no mistake, the NCAA’s statement that student-athletes will be able to benefit from their name, image, and likeness instituted no change.  It should be viewed for what it is — a PR stunt to stop momentum generated by legislation that will mandate student-athlete compensation. Amidst the rising tide of state and national legislation that will… Continue Reading →

FBI: “Hey, NCAA, You’re Still Pretty Bad at This”

“Operation Varsity Blues” once again proves that the FBI is the best enforcement staff the NCAA never asked for. “We are here today to announce charges in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.  We’ve charged fifty people nationwide with participating in conspiracy that involved–first–cheating on college entrance exams, including… Continue Reading →

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