Did you know that colleges are not required to pay for the medical expenses of college athlete and there is no long term disability fund for chronic athletic injuries or the results of brain trauma? See the full story
Karl Igsvoog interviews David Ridpath about his research on mandatory athletic fees, examines recent concussion litigation and its impact on college sports, reports the result of a survey of 131 college presidents on issues related to college football and whether university presidents are taking on the issue of concussion litigation. This video is a portion […]
Did you know that, even 50 years after the passing of the revolutionary gender equity clause Title IX, 75% of colleges and universities are out of compliance with Title IX? Watch Drake Group leaders explain the lagging gender inequities and injustices in college athletics. See the full story
Athletes of color comprise the majority of all Division I football and basketball players and graduate at rates lower than their athlete and non-athlete peers. These athletes make the most money for their colleges and coaches, yet often have the least control over their academic opportunities and overall future success. See the full story
Over the last few decades, reported stories of athlete abuse in college athletics have become more frequent and more egregious. Incidents of abuse – including physical, mental, and sexual – have been swept under the carpet, and perpetrators are often able to resign and find employment at other institutions. The media as a whole is […]
Intercollegiate athletics, especially at its highest levels, exploits people of color. Panelists examine the many ways that Black and brown college athletes are used for their talent, denied opportunities to excel in the classroom, and are excluded from leadership positions in college sports administration and coaching. Experts and an activist former college athlete speak on […]
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others, whose mission is to defend educational integrity in college sports, warns that unless immediate action is taken, the continued abuse of athletes will stain the college sports industry, bring endless legal action, and most importantly, damage the future well-being of […]
Karl Idsvoog examines media coverage of football concussions, concussion lawsuit risk and the cost of intercollegiate athletics. This video is an excerpt from the Presidential Football Project.
A computer assisted reporting class at Kent State University examined whether Mid-America Athletic Conference institutions kept records of classes missed due to athletics competition schedules and athletic injuries such as concussions. Requests for interviews with every athletic director in the MAC conference were declined.