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Articles about Student Athletes


Articles about Student Athletes

California lawmaker calls for better protection of student athletes

April 5, 2013 By Patrick McGreevy

The gruesome leg injury to University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has one California lawmaker calling for better financial protections for student athletes nationwide. In a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., state Sen. Alex Padilla (D Pacoima) said the group should at least adopt standards in a new California law. The measure, which took effect Jan. 1, requires universities that make a certain amount of money from television deals to provide the equivalent of academic scholarships to athletes whose injuries result in them losing their athletic scholarships.

ARTICLES BY DATELoyola Marymount student athletes are making the grade

April 26, 2014 By James Barragan

The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student athletes," but the front side of the term isn’t often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland’s Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Loyola Marymount: The Seaver School of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount is not for the faint of academic heart. But it’s where a fair share of Loyola Marymount athletes 27 of 395 to be exact focus their studies.

One city weighs action on student athletes with possible concussions

January 13, 2011 By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health

Concussions among student athletes are on the rise, as are concerns that repeated injuries could have serious long term effects. But less clear are the steps schools and communities should take in protecting children who play sports from such injuries. Chicago, for example, is weighing a new rule. Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has spoken out in support of the ruling allowing Northwestern football players to unionize, saying it has nothing to do with college athletes looking for a paycheck. "In the more than 100 years since the NCAA was founded, it has not allowed athletes to have a seat at the table to discuss serious issues and therefore has done little to address full medical coverage for injuries sustained, limitations on practice time, scholarship shortfalls and rules to make promised education a reality," Smith wrote in an op ed piece published Tuesday night by The Huffington Post.

If student athletes are employees, give them a seat at the negotiating table

March 27, 2014 By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger

Yet another nail went into the coffin of the NCAA on Wednesday. And for those who genuinely care about the well being of college athletes, that couldn’t be better news. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional National Labor Relations Board official, ruled that scholarship football players at Northwestern University aren’t student athletes, as the NCAA likes to designate them, but rather employees of the school who generate vast sums of money for the institution. We asked officials from the Southland’s Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Here is what we found at Loyola Marymount: The Seaver School of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount is not for the faint of academic heart. 31). Athletes are offered free rides to institutions they admit they otherwise could not have attended based on their grades, and then they complain about the requirements. When they get a real job, do they think their employer will change the rules to accommodate them? The answer is no. If you don’t like the stipulations of this gift, then don’t take it or shut up. No job for compensation (paycheck or scholarship)Sports Briefs : CIF Student Athletes

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