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NCAA Board of Governors votes to allow athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image

NCAA Board of Governors votes to allow athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image

April 29, 2020

The NCAA took a significant step toward modernizing its product today after the NCAA Board of Governo...

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 11, 2015)  Sailors from Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia greet players at halftime during a Veteran's Day game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors at Wells Fargo Center.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus, Rudy Gobert issues apology

March 12, 2020

Update 9:06 p.m.: Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, accord...

Andrew Luck hands the ball off to running back Marion Mack during the Colts' Sept. 16, 2018, contest against Washington

Andrew Luck’s retirement signals a difficult discussion regarding football’s future

September 10, 2019

Former No. 1 overall draft pick and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck staggered the football com...

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

March Madness Preview and bracket how-to

April 10, 2018

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament has basketball teams all throughout the United States tearing up the court to get a spot. The annual single-elimination tournament has become known ...

Main Campus March Madness Bars

April 3, 2018

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to ...

Pay the Players: NCAA makes millions off of broke college athletes

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 27, 2018

With millions of people across the U.S tuning in for March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will pull in a big profit and keep most of the revenue from their student-athletes who put in the most work. NCAA covers a lot of student-athlete expenses but should also pay their players as well. NCAA ...

Best Bars for March Madness near NEIU

March 14, 2018

The March Madness Tournament teams were announced on Selection Sunday. The next steps for fans are to...

Pay to press play

Pay to press play

December 6, 2016

  There are roughly 380,000 NCAA student athletes at over 1,000 colleges and universities. Whil...

Pom Pom: Spirit Group or Sport?

Pom Pom: Spirit Group or Sport?

March 15, 2016

According to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, in 2007 there were 8,477 dance injuries treated...

Major College Sports Continue to Drop the Ball on Rape Allegations

Hailey G. Boyle, Arts and Life Editor

March 10, 2015

Rasheed Sulaimon of Duke University has become the latest college athlete to be accused of sexual assault. He was dismissed from the team earlier this year, but if history shows us anything, he will walk away uncharged. Sulaimon was dismissed from the team in January, but an article published on March 2 in The Duke Chronicle,...

The Contradiction of Major College Athletics

The Contradiction of Major College Athletics

April 29, 2014

  Northwestern football players asked for a chunk of the multi-billion dollar pie. Kentucky basketball...

Connecticut Huskies point guard Shabazz Napier

UConn Fights the Odds

April 15, 2014

  “Bittersweet, bittersweet.” Those were Shabazz Napier ‘s words after the March Madness...

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