Articles in this issue:

  • Thomas A. Baker III

    No issue is more important to the multi-billion dollar industry of college athletics than the legal preservation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) unique form of amateurism. The NCAA’s version of amateurism refers to regulations that restrict student-athlete compensation to the full cost-of-attendance, an amount set by each school that covers tuition, books, room and board, fees, and some miscellaneous cost-of-living expenses. The NCAA and its media partners push the position that amateurism is vital to the continued commercial success of college football and college...Read more

  • Jules Woolf

    In December 2014, the German broadcast station ARD aired a documentary that alleged doping among Russian athletes was widespread and systematically organized. This subsequently led to an investigation and condemnation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations to ban all Russian track and field athletes from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee went further and banned all Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympics Games. This was undoubtedly one of the big-gest drug-related sport scandals...Read more

  • William A. “Bill” Sutton

    Since receiving my doctorate 35 years ago, I have consistently straddled the line between academic and practitioner—in fact, I coined the term pracademic to describe myself. As a pracademic, my research, publishing, and experiential learning activities in the classroom were always focused on the sport industry—and primarily the pro sports segment. I left academia twice to work full time as a practitioner—first as an executive in a sport marketing agency and later with the National Basketball Association (NBA). I have also maintained a consulting practice for the past 12 years working with...Read more