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The End of Amateurism Is Not the End of Competitive College Sports?

The End of Amateurism Is Not the End of Competitive College Sports? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"College sports already are imbalanced. And they’re doing just fine.


Actually, college sports aren’t merely imbalanced. They’re practically rigged."

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This can stimulate some thought, just as the season begins. We noticed that the title didn't specifically mention football. A lot of forces are converging on college football. Let's say that transformation is on the way. What do you think?

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Stop Keeping College Athletes Poor and Trapped

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Stop Keeping College Athletes Poor and Trapped | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"new survey finds that 60% of incoming college football players support unions for college athletes. The horror!"

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Architect David Rockwell Sketches Out Ideal Stadium Design

Architect David Rockwell Sketches Out Ideal Stadium Design | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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We kind of like the idea of the Big House in Ann Arbor becoming a water park in the summertime.

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What changes if college athletes are employees?

What changes if college athletes are employees? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Northwestern University athletes won their case before the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday and were ruled to be employees eligible to form a union.
The win on March 26 effectively …
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Are planners ready for this?

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Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun.

Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Like a good neighbor TU is there, here, there, over here, over there, next to here, there, next to there and of course they are here as well. At what point does the University recognize that infinite growth in a finite location is not going to work. Too much of a good thing is just too much." - project neighbor

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun— Read the quote, above, and empathize with Towson U’s Kris Phillips, who like many planners has to manage a great deal of distrust. SCUP’s Mid-Atlantic region is holding a symposium at Towson State University about “Alternative Financing and Delivery of College and University Facilities,” you can sympathize with Phillips, on campus, face to face, on October 13. He's a SCUP member and also on the program. [ma]


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Is the Northwestern Decision a Wake-Up Call for Higher Ed Institutions?

Is the Northwestern Decision a Wake-Up Call for Higher Ed Institutions? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The implications of an upheld Northwestern decision would be enormous for private-sector New England higher educational institutions. The region is home to both a large number of Division One athletic teams in a variety of sports and aggressive union organizing. Just days ago, part-time professors at Northeastern University voted to form a union. Local college administrators should join the chorus of those who weigh in on this important issue. College athletics could probably use some reforms. Unionizing student athletes is not one of them.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This attorney is not in favor of student athlete organizing. Who knows where this will go? It's just one of several trends that may end college football as we know it some time in the next decade.

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Unions, courtrooms aren’t needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say - KansasCity.com

Unions, courtrooms aren’t needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say - KansasCity.com | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The colleges, at least the ones with athletic programs that generate the most revenue, are poised to alter the course of player welfare. Kansas State president Kirk Schulz is part of a task force charged with creating a new business model for the NCAA, one that provides greater control for the 65 schools in the Big 12, Southeastern Conference, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference."

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Using "Story" to Engage Students - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Using "Story" to Engage Students - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
One of the most important trends in recent years is the meaningful design of campus spaces.  Increasingly, colleges across the country are investing in the re…
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Brief description and context for Vanderbilt University's Athletics Football Locker Room and the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center. Nice post.

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Mohammed Omar Faruque Masud's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:56 AM

Brief description and context for Vanderbilt University's Athletics Football Locker Room and the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center. Nice post.