The Idea Of Paying College Athletes Is Having Its Moment

The aftershocks from "The Shame of College Sports," Taylor Branch's devastating cover story in The Atlantic, continue to ripple. Two other pieces are out today advancing the notion that college athletes deserve financial compensation. » 9/16/11 12:25pm 9/16/11 12:25pm

The NCAA's Pocket Universe Is Collapsing

Everywhere is crisis and change, but mostly a constant questioning of what college football has been for a generation: an amateur sport that makes a lot of people a lot of money. The attacks are coming on all sides at the same time, and they are rapidly becoming too much for the sport to survive without addressing.… » 9/15/11 1:45pm 9/15/11 1:45pm