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The House of Cards Pitino Built: Louisville Lessons for Coaches and AD’s

Last week’s NCAA decision to sanction Louisville for hosting prostitution and stripper parties in its basketball dorm was more than a sex case, though you couldn’t tell that from the decision issued by the Committee on Infractions. Like the 1930’s-era … Continue reading

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NCAA: UCF Kicker De La Haye Can Promote Nike, Not Himself

UCF football kicker Donald De la Haye has a lively ‘vlog’ where he described his recent encounter with the UCF compliance office, which told him that he can no longer operate that vlog and receive money for it. According to … Continue reading

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Bowlsby’s Bye Bye Ms. Amateurism Pie and NCAA Spooky Action at a Distance

About a month ago I think I glimpsed some NCAA spooky action at a distance – just a momentary flash, really, like some subliminal image across a movie screen. Then it disappeared. Spooky. It happened at the May 1 annual … Continue reading

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Watch Knight Commission and Arne Duncan Go Off the Rails Again Tomorrow

Foundations are endowed by capitalists who had a lot of excess cash when they died and who, before they died, wanted to make sure that a good chunk of the cash they made off the labor of others might ‘pay … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes Interviews Marvin Miller about a Final Four Players’ Strike

(Below is an entirely fictional interview, conducted by Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes, of the late, great economist and sports labor pioneer Marvin Miller, on the question of a March Madness Final Four Player’s Strike.) Nigel Hayes: Well, Mr. Miller, … Continue reading

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Why Michigan’s Beilein Should Be Calling Ten Other Coaches With $20 Million Contracts

A confession: It’s been hard for me to abide Michigan’s head basketball coach John Beilein. It started when I attended a Harvard-Michigan game six or seven years ago at tiny Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge. It’s a small venue, no bigger … Continue reading

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Why Every College Head Coach Should be Using His Wife’s Cell Phone

The California Supreme Court has just ruled, consistent with the trend of cases from other jurisdictions, that government business conducted on personal cell phones, personal emails, or other devices, generates a public record, which is subject to a freedom of … Continue reading

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Elegy For the Dying College Athlete Employee: NLRB General Counsel, Dashing Out the Door, Gets Valiant

NLRB General Counsel Griffin has obviously been stewing. A year ago, the NLRB had decided they just wanted to keep drinking PBR’s in their banquette out back, up ’til closing time. There wasn’t, they decreed, any reason to do anything … Continue reading

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What the Puck

Hahahahahah #Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/ZEfdNkwvXC — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 24, 2017

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Nike Internships for Jourdan Lewis (Mich), Curtis Samuel (OSU), & D’Onta Foreman (Tx)?

  Nike’s 2016 contract with Michigan provides for three summer “Student Internships,” described as follows: Each contract year, Nike will offer summer internships at NIKE”s world in Oregon, to three Michigan students at a minimum cost to NIKE of $15,000 per … Continue reading

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