“Put another way, college sports at elite schools are a quiet sort of affirmative action for affluent white kids, and play a big role in keeping these institutions so stubbornly white and affluent.”
The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE. – The Washington Post
Will this make it harder for schools to support D3 football?
Boston University researchers found CTE in 99 percent of brains of former NFL players, and 87 percent of all football players. Brains studied were mostly donated by concerned families.
As a fraternity member at Northeastern University, Byron Hurt participated in initiation rites. Now he hopes his forthcoming documentary will help educators put an end to those rituals.
Syracuse U and the U of North Carolina meet in Final Four of men’s basketball, following season when one team’s coach missed nine games for NCAA violations and the other remained under investigation for high-profile case of academic fraud.
“The new director’s solution, according to the NCAA, was for athletics staff members to access and monitor the email accounts of several players, communicate directly with faculty members as if the staff members were the athletes and then complete course work for them.”
We fetishize elite colleges, but these past few weeks students on the University of Missouri’s football team have led a master class on how to drive change (that their peers at schools that are allegedly the cradles of our future leaders might learn something from). I take a look at that in U.S. News today: William […]
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday announced it had fired two more employees in a scandal over fake courses in which many athletes enrolled and received credit despite not doing any work, The News & Observer reported. The dismissals bring to six the number of employees who have lost their jobs in the scandal. A former associate dean was allowed to keep her job as a faculty member, but not to return to an administrative role. That official says the university’s findings about her are unfair.