"An Olympics Without Black Athletes": Martin Luther King Jr., John…

John Carlos is best known as the man who, along with Tommie Smith, raised a clenched fist—the Black Power salute—on the medal stand after the 200 meter race. Carlos took bronze, and Smith gold, at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. But that moment was a culmination of months of political discussion among black leaders in… » 10/27/11 2:00pm 10/27/11 2:00pm

Is This Petition The Beginning Of An Athlete Revolt Against The NCAA?

More than 300 football and men's basketball players from major, Division I NCAA programs have added their names to a petition drawn up and circulated by the National College Players Association (NCPA), which is headed by a former UCLA linebacker named Ramogi Hamu. The NCPA solicited player support from five major… » 10/25/11 11:55am 10/25/11 11:55am

I-Team: Which College Basketball Team Guaranteed A Walk-Out If They…

We gave you a cheat sheet to The Atlantic's long NCAA takedown this morning, but we left one surprising bit out, to which reader Aaron has directed us. » 9/14/11 2:15pm 9/14/11 2:15pm