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On October 22, 2009 By Joanna Barry July 22, 2010
Scandals always make good news, especially when they involve college athletes and allegations of cheating. Last week, Florida news organizations and the Associated Press received records of the NCAA’s Infractions Committee meeting with Florida State University (FSU), but only after a judgment by Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal.
The case, National Collegiate [...]Continue Reading →
A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.
The rule, NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, prohibits [...]Continue Reading →
On August 13, 2009 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
As the resident Delawarean on this journal, and an advocate of sports betting, it is fitting that I provide an update on the current combat between the “Small Wonder” and the whole army of American amateur and professional sports–a true David vs. Goliath battle.
After the Delaware Supreme Court issued an Continue Reading →
On June 22, 2009 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
If the producers of Wayne’s World ever decide to make it a trilogy, maybe they’ll be able to say something more substantial about Delaware, as the state has grown beyond its tiny constraints in recent years. First there was University of Delaware grad Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie quarterback [...]Continue Reading →
Last May, Oklahoma State declared its star pitcher, Andrew Oliver, ineligible hours before the team was to take the field in an NCAA regional match-up. The reason? Back in Oliver’s high school days, his “advisor” (read: his lawyer) attended a meeting with the star pitcher and the Minnesota Twins. It makes sense that a high [...]Continue Reading →
The University of Utah’s football team finished a perfect season with its upset over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and some people believe the Utes should be considered the 2008 College Football National Champions. However, the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma, each with one loss, ended up facing each other for the [...]Continue Reading →
Last weekend, the co-chairs of the Knight Commission on Collegiate Athletics, William E. Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner, published an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times about college athletes in fantasy sports. The Knight Commission has the stated goal of restoring “academic values in intercollegiate athletics,” so the timing of this article [...]Continue Reading →
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