Prof Threatens To Fail Athlete For Missing Class For Championship Game

East Central College is a community college in Missouri that qualified for the NJCAA volleyball national championship tomorrow in Toledo. The ECC Falcons might have to compete without one of their best players, though, because her biology professor won't let her miss class. » 11/20/13 1:15pm 11/20/13 1:15pm

Writing a Gay Marriage Paper for Naked Jim

—It seems to me that heterosexual marriage for the purposes of procreation is the very cornerstone of society. Any deviation, then, from this marital standard is contrary both to God’s natural and His moral law.—
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UNC Academic Scandal Continues, Reportedly Tolerated Cheating

While the actual "student-athlete" may have died a long time ago, the conceit somehow lives on. As college athletics has grown in popularity and profitability, the NCAA quietly killed the student-athlete and replaced him with an evil twin brother. It used to be a ringer was a guy who had no connection to a team, he… » 11/18/12 10:07am 11/18/12 10:07am

Fab Melo Is Ineligible Because Of Academics. Well, That's No Fun.

And here we were hoping it was something juicy keeping Melo out of the NCAA Tournament, like Jim Boeheim finally cracking down on the scourge of recreational marijuana usage, or Melo shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die. Syracuse's brief statement didn't shed much light: » 3/13/12 3:55pm 3/13/12 3:55pm

Millionaire Or Pauper: What Are College Athletes Worth?

There's a report out today that says college athletes are underpaid, and you should probably ignore it. Reading a study from the National College Players Association saying that college athletes should get more money is like reading a study from the NCAA saying student-athletes should never be paid and should thank… » 9/13/11 4:00pm 9/13/11 4:00pm

At Illinois, No Jock Left Behind

Here is stately Wayne Manor The Irwin Academic Services Center at the University of Illinois. Here, Illini students can use computer labs and classrooms, schedule sessions with tutors and special counselors, and even relax in oversize leather chairs and gaze at expensive oriental rugs. Wait … you’re not an athlete?… » 12/05/08 9:30am 12/05/08 9:30am

Your Academic Champ: Bucknell

Goddammit, life would really be a lot easier if people would stop reminding us that the unpaid laborers running around in Nike-sponsored apparel (available at the campus bookstore!) making millions of dollars for Myles Brand, Billy Packer and bookies everywhere ... we wish people would stop reminding us that they're… » 3/14/06 12:15pm 3/14/06 12:15pm