Posts tagged "March Madness"

Athletes CAN Make a Difference…Michigan State’s Adreian Payne Sure Does!!!

There are those who insist that competitive sports at its higher levels is simply entertainment, that setting positive examples should not be part of a top athlete’s role, that Charles Barkley’s famous statement inferring that athletes do not have any responsibility as role models has credence. Me? I am NOT one of those. In fact…I would state... Read more »

Part II: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

In my previous commentary on the USA Today piece, NCAA president: Time to discuss players getting sliver of revenue pie, we were discussing the importance of life lessons, inferring how paying college athletes would detract from this. Looking at this “paying college athletes” from another angle (one that begs us to ask some pertinent questions).... Read more »

Part I: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

“It’s grossly unacceptable and inappropriate to pay players … converting them from students to employees” says NCAA President Mark Emmert in a recent USA Today article on the subject of paying college athletes. However, Emmert does admit, according to the piece, that “it’s time for a serious discussion about whether and how to spread a... Read more »
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Top Ranked BYU Loses Brandon Davies For Season For Honor Code Violation

Top Ranked BYU Loses Brandon Davies For Season For Honor Code Violation
It is going to be difficult over the next several days, maybe weeks, to not come across a plethora of opinions, statements, and reflections on the dismissing of Brandon Davies from BYU basketball. With March Madness right around the corner and BYU fixing to nab the top seed in the tournament, you would expect nothing... Read more »