Links to topical articles on NCAA reform.
2/21/2017: IHE: “Unwinding Madness“
2/13/2017: The Comeback: How the NCAA and universities fail players like Fab Melo
12/7/2016: IHE: College Sports Slow Pace of Change
12/6/2016:Podcast -The So What?: On the History of University Athletic Scandals
11/23/2016: Kansas City Star: Former Mizzou tutor tells how, why she helped student-athletes cheat
11/23/2016: IHE: Notre Dame appeals NCAA sanctions over academic misconduct
11/17/2016: WUNC: UNC And NCAA At Odds Over Academic Fraud Investigation
11/16/2016: NYTimes: Inside College Basketball’s Most Political Locker Room
11/15/2016:CBS Sports: Basketball player sues Northwestern, NCAA….
11/11/2016: N&O: UNC Chapel Hill course on college sports raises eyebrows
10/30/2016: NYTimes: One-and-Done System Gets a Documentary. Call it a Farce.
10/28/2016: AP UNC appears before NCAA infractions committee panel
10/19/2016: IHE: Graduation Gap for Black Football Players
10/10/2016: ESPN: Northwestern’s rules on football players ruled unlawful
10/3/2016: NYTimes: O’Bannon Ruling stands but NCAA status quo may yet collapse
9/16/2016: N&O: At UNC, a missed clue and a mantra: This was not about athletics
9/15/2016: CBS Sports: Unfiltered Josh Rosen speaks out about ‘indentured servitude’ of college football
9/13/2016: CNN: UNC student says she was raped by football player
8/29/2016: Bleacher Report: A Beautiful, Brash Mind
8/18/2016: Vice Sports: The NCAA Lets College Olympians Collect Cash For Gold……
8/12/2016: USA Today: Court dismisses NCAA from North Carolina lawsuit
8/2/2016: N&O: UNC to NCAA: Mind your own business
8/2/2016: LATimes: North Carolina says academic fraud doesn’t fall under NCAA jurisdiction
6/19/2016: NBCNews: Off the Court: Are colleges preparing gifted athletes for life after sports?
6/19/2016: N&O: Fighting for a cleaner version of college sports
4/19/2016: N&O: Former UNC athletes spar with university in federal court
4/19/2016: Washington Times: Attorney: NCAA also deserves blame in UNC fraud scandal
4/16/2016 N&O: NCAA considers new rules regarding academic misconduct
4/5/2016 DTH: College sports deserve to be made ethical
4/2/2016 CBSSports: College Athletes Rights Movement Has Stalled…..
4/1/2016 NYTimes: With College Transfer Rules, Hypocrisy never sits out a year
3/15/2016 HuffPost: College Basketball: An Unhealthy ‘Addiction’
3/15/2016 CBSSports: Ed O’Bannon Plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to take Anti-Trust Case
3/15/2016 ESPN: Black athletes in college football, men’s basketball lag in degrees
2/12/16-NY Times: Dean Smith’s Shadow Looms Over UNC….
1/27/16-Vice Sports: What I paid to be a Division I Athlete
12/4/15-NY Times: Purdue Fires Champion of Athletes’ Rights
12/4/15-CBS News: NCAA cases seeking money for players becomes class action
11/25/15-NYTimes: NCAA Clears Players, Then Absolves Itself
11/18/15- NPR: Commentary: Mizzou Football And The Power Of The Players
11/11/15- The Atlantic: Toward Basic Rights for College Athletes
11/9/15- NY Times:University of Missouri System President Resigns
10/22/15 – DTH: UNC One Year After The Wainstein Report
10/12/15-Washington Post: Whistle-blower alleges academic misconduct in UCLA’s men’s basketball program
9/11/15-NY Times: Notre Dame’s Big Bluff
9/10/2015-NY Times: Notre Dame President Stands Firm Amid Shifts in College Athletics
8/14/2015 – N&O: New information will delay UNC’s ongoing NCAA infractions case
8/14/2015 – CNN: UNC admits more academic violations
8/12/2015 – CNN: NCAA punishment is anyone’s guess
8/10/2015- Crain’s Chicago Business: Northwestern Athletes’ hail-mary Bid for Union…
7/31/15-ESPN: NCAA awarded stay granted in O’Bannon case
7/23/15- CBS Sports: Alabama’s cost of attendance stipend will rank highest in the nation
7/13/15- ESPN: FSU’s Delvin Cook charged of battery…
7/01/15 – Transparency International: Academic fraud and commercialized college sport
6.19.15- N&O: Roy Williams Contract Extension
6.4.2015 – Yahoo Sports: No slam dunk UNC will be punished for academic fraud allegations
5.20.2015-Inside HE: End of the World for Amateurism?
5.19.2015-USA Today: If athletes ruled employees, ND will seek new sports model
5.18.2015-Huffington Post: The Case of Former University of Illinois Football Player….
5.5.2015- Huffington Post: NCAA’s Latest Argument Against Paying Players is Nonsense
4.30.2015-CBS: It’s a case of doublespeak for the NCAA in suit vs. Sheely
4.24.2015-Forbes: Logical NCAA Reform Begins with Deregulating Trust Funds….
4.15.15-CBS: Claire McCaskill: Time to Reform NCAA Basketball
4.2.15-CNN: NCAA: It’s not our job to ensure educational quality
3.23.15-ESPN: ACC will make over 28M off tourney
3.12.15-Syracuse.com: NCAA Sanctions. We got what we deserved.
3.11.15-USA Today: NCAA nearly topped $1 billion in revenue in 2014
3.9.15-Washington Post: Problems in college athletics teach hard lessons….
3.9.15-Inside Higher Education: Academic Fraud at Syracuse
2.26.13-Yahoo Sports: When it comes to college athletics, it sure seems cheating pays
2.13.15-CBS Sports: Freshman ineligibility?
2.10.15-CBS Sports: NCAA, Justice Department letter excerpts unsealed in scholarship case
2.7.15-Indianapolis Business Journal: Swarbrick suggests new model for athletics
2.5.15-University of Chicago News: Economists recommend paying college athletes
2.6.15-Chapel Hill News: Addressing the rights of players or defending a corrupt model?
2.1.15- NY Times: Football Major, Basketball Minor
1.29.15-ESPN: Seahawks stars rant against the NCAA
1.28.15- DTH: Will the Banner Fall?
1.28.15 – NY Times: The Fraud of the Student Athlete
1.23.15- CNN: Lawsuit claims UNC and NCAA broke promises in ‘spectacular fashion’
1.22.15-CBS Sports: Ex-North Carolina Athletes sue NCAA, UNC over academic scandal
1.13.2015-New York Times: Playing College Moneyball
1.13.2015-Inside Higher Education: Presidential Panel on College Sports?
1.12.2015-Chronicle of Higher Education: We Need to Make Our Case
1.11.2015-USA TODAY: White House to Meet with College Athletics Officials
1.7.2015-Deadspin: Wait, The NCAA Can Pay Players’ Parents now?
1.5.2015 -Inside Higher Education: The Biggest Man on Campus
12.31.2014- New York Times: What Made College Football More Like the Pros?
12.13.2014 – New York Times: As N.C.A.A. Issues Pile Up, a Call for a Commission
12.4.2014- News & Observer: US legislation would create presidential commission for college sports
11.11.2014- Daily Tarheel: McAdoo files class action lawsuit against UNC
9.11.2014- Inside Higher Education –The NCAA can’t be reformed-Congress should replace it (essay)
6.6.2014 – ESPN Outside the Lines: UNC’s McCants: ‘Just show up, play’
6.4.2014 – CBS Sports: Ed O’Bannon judge will oversee NCAA scholarship cases
6.4.2014 – USA TODAY: O’Bannon plaintiffs: EA had been willing to pay college athletes
6.2.2014 – Vox: Explaining the NCAA v. O’Bannon college athletics case
5.31.2014 – SB Nation: $40 million video games settlement doesn’t mean NCAA-O’Bannon is over
5.30.2014 – News & Observer: Drescher: We got a fair shake from judge on the UNC records case5
5.30.2014 – Campus Union-SI: NCAA makes another attempt to delay the start of the Ed O’Bannon v. the NCAA case
5.30.2014 – Inside Higher Ed: Group Will Represent Financial Interests of Ex-Athletes
5.25.2014 – USA TODAY: In reformed NCAA, will SEC live up to its own rules?
5.25.2014 (Updated) – CNN: CNN Analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like fifth-graders
5.23.2014 – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News: News & Observer Letter to the Editor from Joel Curran: FERPA’s purpose
5.23.2014 – CBS Sports: Judge keeps Ed O’Bannon trial scheduled for June 9
5.20.2014 – News & Observer: Congressmen want NCAA to address issues surrounding UNC academic fraud
5.20.2014 – The New York Times: Pac-12 Presidents Back New NCAA Model
5.20.2014 – USA Today: School or sports? Congressmen push Emmert on issue
5.8.2014 – SB Nation: 3 big economics problems with the NCAA’s talking points
5.7.2014 – CBS Sports: How does college sports solve the growing players movement?
4.26.2014 – The New York Times: Reporter Digging Into Scandal Hits a University’s Raw Nerve-University of North Carolina Is at Odds With a Raleigh Newspaper
4.25.2014 – CNN: NCAA discussing how it deals with academic fraud
4.15.2014 – The Chronicle of Higher Education: NCAA Looks to Redefine Its Policy on Academic Fraud
4.6.2014 – The Washington Post: NCAA tournament final: Mark Emmert, John Calipari are two of a kinds
3.31.2014 – BBC News: This is an A-minus paper?
3.31.2014 – Sports on Earth: The Death of College Amateurism
3.27.2014 – Inside Higher Ed: Football Players Win Union, for Now
3.27.2014 – The Chronicle of Higher Education: Employees or Not? Graduate-Student Assistants Versus Scholarship Athletes
3.26.2014 – The New York Times: College Players Granted Right to Form Union
3.24.2014 – DailyTarheel.com: Whistleblower protection agency criticizes UNC
3.24.2014 – Winston-Salem Journal: Editorial: UNC-CH should ease off whistleblower
3.20.2014 – College Athletics Clips: Revisiting “A Nation Still at Risk”
3.18.2014 – ESPN College Sports: Jeffrey Kessler files against NCAA
3.17.2014 – CBS Sports: North Carolina investigator will interview whistleblower
3.17.2014 – New York Times: Lawsuit Seeks to End NCAA’s ‘Unlawful Cartel’
3.8.2014 – Fox Sports: College athletes’ advocate ready for Knight Commission meeting
3.5.2014 – Bloomberg Businessweek: UNC Fake Classes Scandal: Key Administrator to Tell All
3.4.2014 – Sports Illustrated, Campus Union Blog: NCAA considering direct student-athlete input, autonomy for major conferences
2.28.2014 – The John William Pope Center: A Poll on the Latest UNC-Chapel Hill Scandal
2.27.2014 – Bloomberg Businessweek: In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes–and Whistle-Blower
2.27.2014 – NBC News, Business News: Will Northwestern Athlete Union Bid Mean End of Amateurism?
2.22.2014 – News & Observer: Q&A in the dispute over athletes’ literacy between UNC and the former tutor Willingham
2.11.2014 – CBS Sports: UNC whistleblower Willingham: Academic sins not isolated
1.28.2014 – SAHRP Blog: The Problem Is Black & White, But UNC Continues To Lose
1.19.2014 – Kent Sterling: Mary Willingham Says Her Research on Academic Levels of UNC Chapel Hill Athletes 100% Accurate
1.17.2014 – CNN: UNC whistle-blower battles for OK to study student-athlete literacy
1.11.2014 – New York Post: UNC is a stark example of colleges’ warped priorities
11.17.2012 – News & Observer: UNC tolerated cheating, says insider Mary Willingham
4.8.2015- NHPR – The Debate over compensation for NCAA Athletes
4.18.2014 – The Team Sports Radio 560: Mary Willingham (UNC Whistle blower) April 18
4.4.2014 – Chapelboro: Some Concerned Ahead Of UNC Investigation Release
3.25.2014 – HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Watch the preview for this episode here. This episode will air on HBO on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT/9 PM CDT.
3.3.2014 – The Bob Edwards Show: Mary Willingham and Jay Smith on The Bob Edwards Show
2.28.2014 – Bloomberg: UNC Professor: We Should Give Up the Championships
1.31.2014 – Chapelboro: Mary Willingham and Jay Smith In-Studio with WCHL
1.17.2014 – CNN: UNC rejects whistleblower’s report
1.17.2014 – WRAL: UNC-CH suspends academic adviser’s research privileges
1.17.2014 – WRAL: UNC faculty comment; Williams will not
1.16.2014 – WRAL: Willingham: We’re fighting a multi-million dollar machine
1.15.2014 – WRAL: Researcher: UNC athletes ‘woefully unprepared’
9.4.2013 – NPR: Why Keep Athletes Eligible But Uneducated?
2013 Documentary: “Schooled: The Price of College Sport” – Preview/Purchase on iTunes or watch it on EPIX with your subscription or free 14-day trial.