- Excessive and Exploitative DemandsBy Dr. Allen Sack and Dr. Gerald Gurney Originally published March 22, 2016 Since 2006, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has been carefully studying the time commitments of college athletes. The findings indicate that those participating in revenue-producing sports at the most competitive levels exceed the 40-hour-per-week limit set for actual workers by the Fair Labor Standards Act. A 2015 study revealed that college athletes were spending more time at their sport than the previous 2010 study found. In fact, from an educational perspective, there is probably no more significant roadblock for college athletes seeking a meaningful education than the unreasonable amount of time they are required to engage in practice and other athletics-related activities. Read the entire Op-Ed in Inside Higher Ed.
- Academic Fraud at UNC
UNC Chapel Hill enrolled student athletes with poor academic performance in fake classes so they would remain eligible to play. The classes soon enabled widespread academic fraud.