Commentary

The Fight Over the Future of College Sports Is Here: ‘It Needs to Implode’

If anyone knows the issues within the NCAA, it’s Betsy Mitchell. She was an athlete at one of college athletics’ richest juggernauts, Texas, has been a coach at Division I’s lowest tier and now...

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NCAA: Same old problem, not new constitutional crises.

For the past six months, the NCAA membership structure has been engaged in a constitutional review. This perceived ‘constitutional crises’ arose over the past couple of years of increasing high...

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International Caltech recruitment event speaks to high school students about women in STEM…

Betsy delivers remarks to high school students across the globe about the esteemed Caltech athletics program and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields). Her...

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A Pre- and Post-Covid College Athletics Perspective

May  1, 2020 In college sports, what really matters is not “new,” but rather should be normal.  I am a collegiate athletic director and Olympian. Over my 30 year career in sports and...

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NCAA Name, Image and Likeness Modernization—Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: A Perspective

Name, Image and Likeness Modernization—Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater … Three members of the NCAA Board of Governors working group on Name, Image and Likeness were present and, on...

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To be fair, pay for performance (Plain Dealer, 02-18-2000)

I don’t know much about soccer. But what little I do know makes it seem fantastically difficult. A player runs at breakneck speed while...

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