Friday, March 20, 2015
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The next round of the men's NCAA basketball tournament began Thursday.
In a classic David vs. Goliath matchup, one of the games pits tiny Manhattan College against powerhouse Louisville. It's Manhattan's first trip to the dance in a decade, while Louisville knows the scene well — it's the reigning college ...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Be it from ticket sales, memorabilia, television rights, or donors, college sports generate over $6 billion in annual revenue. Yet while coaches are receiving larger and larger contracts — the average college football coach's salary in 2010 was $1.36 million — the money doesn't trickle down to the players. The discrepancy has led many to call for stipends or other methods of paying college athletes for their work on the field. On January 14, the National Collegiate Athletic Association will review the issue.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the midst of the NCAA Championships, Frontline's film "Money and March Madness," looks into the business of the NCAA and college sports. Lowell Bergman, Frontline correspondent, producer, and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, talks about his investigation of all the money being made by college athletic programs and asks if the players shouldn't benefit as well. The film airs tonight at 9:00pm on PBS.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
It is now mandatory that athletes wanting to particpate in NCAA Division I sports be tested for sickle cell anemia. The new rule has some people worried that it could lead to racial discrimination.
Put in affect in April, it's aimed to prevent the sudden death of young athletes such as 19-year-old Dale Lloyd II, who died suddenly in 2006 after a rigorous practice for Rice University's football team.