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NCAA and Amateurism: A Second Look at the Game Behind the Game

In appreciation of the recent landmark ruling allowing college athletes to monetize their names and likenesses, a look back at why this change was long overdue: The NCAA has long vacated the moral high-ground on education. Kids traveling cross-country several times a semester to play games. Schools shuffling conferences like it’s a game of musical …

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Mating Calls of The Irrational Sports Fan: NCAA Edition

Note: When I mention “college sports” in this article, I am talking about sports at major Division I programs. The Alabamas and Notre Dames of the world, not the Claremont Mckennas. The difference between the athletic-academic-financial atmosphere at major D1 schools and everywhere else is a chasm. To paraphrase Shannon Sharpe, it’s like comparing “Titanic” …

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