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Dr. Bob Wuornos Offers Insight On The Future Of College Sports
01/17/2015 -- In his commentary, The Future of Other College Sports, published today in the National Review Online, Dr. Bob Wuornos, founder of the Men’s Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program (MIGSP) offers some clear insight into both the dilemma and opportunity presented by the NCAA rule change that allows Division I schools to pay athletes stipends. Too few sports [...]
ASC launches EducationAndAthletics.org a new resource center for the paying players issue.
01/16/2015 -- ASC launches EducationAndAthletics.org a new resource center for the ‘paying players’ issue. The micro-site includes the ASC’s Declaration of Principles relating to the paying players issue. Here is where the ASC stands. Declaration of Principles- Education and Athletics The ASC believes that true value of college athletics is not found in crowd filled stadiums or [...]
No, to Presidential Commission- Yes, to new NCAA structure
01/16/2015 -- One of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s favorite and often cited economists, Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College, has called for a Presidential Commission to address the recent crisis in NCAA Division I sports triggered by the paying players issue. In his article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, professor Zimbalist doesn’t offer any ideas for an [...]
Richard Broad Joins American Sports Council Board on Eve of NCAA College Cup
12/13/2014 -- Addition of Respected Figure in U.S. College Soccer Underscores Damage Title IX Doing to Men’s Game With the men’s college soccer world gathering in Cary, N.C. this week for the NCAA College Cup, the American Sports Council (ASC) is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Broad to its board of directors. Richard Broad is [...]
Is COLLEGE PRO coming to the NCAA?
11/20/2014 -- One of the hottest trending topics now in college sports is the discussion about schools paying athletes stipends in addition to their scholarships. The NCAA has opened the possibility for schools to pay athletes with the recently proposed Division I Board of Directors governance restructuring. The issue picked up additional momentum recently when the athletic [...]
Club and Intramural Sports Now in Title IX Crosshairs
11/05/2014 -- For years, the ASC warned that gender quota advocates would insist on the enforcement of Title IX’s Three Part Test in high school sports. Unfortunately, that prediction has recently become fact. Now our warning is this: Watch out collegiate club and intramural sports. You are next! According to a news story posted last week by [...]
Wrestling Hall Of Fame honors H. Clay McEldowney
10/07/2014 -- We at the ASC are proud to share the news that on September 21st our own H. Clay McEldowney was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, NJ Chapter as ‘Outstanding American.’ When asked at his induction ceremony what he sees as the greatest challenges facing the sport of wrestling, McEldowney listed Title IX’s [...]