Tag Archives: ncaa

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Athletic Scholarships

    Mar 25, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *Phil Everyguy* loved basketball. Throughout childhood he dreamed of playing in the NBA. Phil knew that he would have to go to college first so he worked hard to improve. Earning a scholarship became the most important thing in his life. Finally he was offered a scholarship. Phil was excited; he had made it to […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: On Collegiate Athletic Conferences

    Mar 17, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


     *I have gotten a number of emails from folks who believe I automatically jump to a conclusion based on race or ethnicity. Over the past few years I haven’t responded to any of these messages in my column. I only do so here to assert that I do think about an issue for a good […]

  • AT&T’s Fun New NCAA/NBA Commercials

    Apr 3, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments


    *AT&T may have a winner on its hands with the company’s new commercial campaign, featuring some of the greatest former basketball players in the NBA. Flowing from the “It’s not complicated” commercials, where a group of kids sit around comedian Beck Bennett to discuss why ‘more is better than less,’ this round of NCAA themed […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Paying College Players – Again

    Feb 25, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *In light of the recent situation regarding the NCAA investigation methods, it makes sense to come up with a way to avoid this predicament again. And the solution is simple: allowing players to be compensated. Here is a column I initially wrote after Ohio State was sanctioned for improper benefits going to players about a […]

  • Kourtney Kardashian Refuses to Sit Near Reggie Bush

    Nov 27, 12 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments


    *Reggie Bush is making news on two fronts today. First, Kourtney Kardashian, the sister of his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, was overheard refusing to sit anywhere near the NFL star at a restaurant in Miami, where the famous siblings are shooting their E! reality series “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.” According to the New York Post, […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Pennsylvania State University

    Aug 1, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *When a stock broker steals your car, you don’t call agents at the SEC who are supposed to moniter financial trading. If an ecological scientist sets your house on fire, you don’t go to the EPA and ask them to assess her lab’s quality. A butch beating someone to a pulp does not justify the […]