Category Archives: Athletics

Do Sports Build Character — Heisman Trophy Edition

December 6, 2013 “I think they handled it tremendous,” Fisher said of the team’s reaction to the Winston investigation. “I think it’s because they believe in each other. They trust in each other. They believe in what we’re doing here. … Continue reading

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Coaches First

May 13, 2013 What do we value? Sometimes a picture does tell it all. Last week, Reuben Fischer-Baum at Deadspin produced this graphic asking Is Your State’s Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (Probably). The uniformity tells you something very powerful is … Continue reading

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Annals of Transparency: Big Ten Edition

March 25, 2013 Or perhaps we could call this “Does Sports Build Character: Honesty Edition”? Here’s a fascinating piece reprinted in its entirety from Inside Higher Ed this morning: U. of Maryland Didn’t Keep Copy of Big 10 Contract March … Continue reading

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College Sports: Is This Nuts or What?

March 21, 2013 “The NCAA Tournament is a reminder that the economics of college sports is bonkers.” That’s the headline of a blog post by Neil Irwin on Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog for the Washington Post. He’s right, of course, and … Continue reading

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Do Sports Build Character: Injured Foot Edition

March 3, 2013 Last evening, Ryan Kelly returned to the Duke line-up after a two month absence, and poured in 36 points as Duke defeated Miami 79-76. Miami, a very good team, had thumped Duke a few weeks ago with … Continue reading

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