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NCAA news and analysis from The Nation
May 28, 2021
An American Sports Icon’s Legacy of LGBTQ Rights
Billie Jean King’s long history of activism proved that the personal is political.
February 25, 2021
Welcome to the Real March Madness
So called amateur athletes are being treated like professionals in every way except getting paid.
September 8, 2020
A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become
Revenue-producing sports like football and basketball are subsidizing the athletic endeavors of the country club set.
August 18, 2020
College Football Should Be Totally Shut Down, Even if It Hurts
Feel for the athletes missing their season, but understand the real game being played.
August 12, 2020
Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football
It’s the one thing that might distract Americans from the abysmal GOP-led response to the pandemic.
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August 7, 2020
The NCAA Finally Faces a Reckoning
The pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and a long-thwarted push for economic justice has players on the march and the NCAA on defense.
April 27, 2020
The NCAA Is Poised to Allow Players to Benefit From Their Labor
That so-called “student-athletes” are being permitted to benefit from their name, image, and likeness is not the end of the battle, but it is a step in the right direction.
November 25, 2019
Harvard and Yale Students Storm the Field for Fossil Fuel Divestment
This won’t be the last of these disruptive protests against “business as usual” on both campuses.
October 30, 2019
The NCAA Announcement Isn’t Quite What It Seems
The decision to allow college athletes the rights to their likeness is groundbreaking—but there’s a catch.
September 30, 2019
California Will Let NCAA Athletes Get Paid for Their Labor
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will allow NCAA athletes to profit off of their own name, image, or likeness. The NCAA plans on fighting back.