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Ncaa Bans Text-Message Recruiting, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 2007

Ncaa Bans Text-Message Recruiting, Richard C. Crepeau

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Every day in every way my admiration for the National Collegiate Athletic Association soars to new heights. Who could not but admire the latest blow delivered by this august organization on the behalf of the purity of intercollegiate athletics?


Amateurs And Professionals In College Sports, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 2006

Amateurs And Professionals In College Sports, Richard C. Crepeau

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During this past week, The New York Times published two stories concerning the eligibility of tennis players to participate in NCAA competitions. The point of contention has arisen over a very high number of international players who have been dominating championship play over the last few years. Last year, in the NCAA national championships, 38 of the 64 male competitors and 33 of the 64 female competitors were international players, and one estimate is that half of these players were professionals under NCAA rules.


The Ncaa: Mascots And Minorities, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2005

The Ncaa: Mascots And Minorities, Richard C. Crepeau

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It is here! "ESPN Mobile" has arrived. It will join ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Radio, ESPN International, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Original Entertainment, ESPN Merchandise, ESPN Zone, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN Now, ESPN Extra, ESPN HD, and Sports Ticker Enterprises, in the ESPN family.


Ncaa Nickname Proscription, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 2005

Ncaa Nickname Proscription, Richard C. Crepeau

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The NCAA, in whatever wisdom it may have remaining, has ruled that NCAA institutions who have "offensive and abusive" mascots and logos will not be allowed to host any post-season event nor participate in any post-season event while displaying such a logo or mascot. Eighteen universities have been named in this group. This is a ruling that has been a long time coming and one that represents many of the problems with organizations like the NCAA.


Amateurism, Eligibility, And Doublespeak, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 2004

Amateurism, Eligibility, And Doublespeak, Richard C. Crepeau

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It's difficult for me to acknowledge that in the case of Mike Williams of the University of Southern California the NCAA may finally have done something right. Williams applied for reinstatement of his eligibility to play football at USC following the federal court decisions that virtually overturned the lower court decisions allowing underclassmen to make themselves eligible for the National Football League Draft.


Knight Commission: Another Futile Attempt To Reform College Athletics, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2001

Knight Commission: Another Futile Attempt To Reform College Athletics, Richard C. Crepeau

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Once again the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has issued a call for reform. As was the case with the Jeremiad Sermons of the 17th Century Puritans, the call for reform has become a ritual whose primary function is to cleanse the sinner so that they might go forth and sin again. Any real prospect of reform and change is as remote in intercollegiate athletics today as it was for the debauched sinners in the Massachusetts of the Mathers. Or as they used to say in rural America, the horse has long since left the barn.