After the recent ruling allowing the unionization of Northwestern University football players, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tells reporters his thoughts on whether full-ride scholarships are enough payment for college athletes: “Guys will say scholarships are good enough. No. No. Because you work for those full scholarships. You qualify academically, and if you don’t Read more

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The Gophers edged into truly respectable territory for the first time in this year’s Wall Street Journal Grid of Shame. The grid, based on information compiled by the paper, rates football teams from 125 major colleges in their performance both on the field and off. The horizontal axis shows how strong the colleges and universities Read more

Got this statement from the University of Minnesota this morning: Statement by University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler about NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler released the following statement today in response to NCAA sanctions against Penn State: “First and foremost, we express our sincere sorrow for Read more

Amid all the talk of the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, I asked Public Insight Network member Lisa Nordeen to write a guest post fleshing out some ideas she sent in. Nordeen, who works as coordinator in Hamline University’s academic skills and tutoring programs, is a former athlete and coach. She also worked as the coordinator Read more