Joe Nocera is a Bloomberg View columnist. He has written business columns for Esquire, GQ, and the New York Times, and is the former editorial director of Fortune. He is the co-author of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA and the author of a number of books including, A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class and Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes With the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between).
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Charges of corruption and bribery in college basketball are about amateurism rules, not laws.
A five-element plan to challenge the commercialism of college sports and disrupt the economic discrepancy between college football and men’s basketball players, their coaches and athletic departments by paying student-athletes.
A salary cap would help remedy the inequities faced by college football and men’s basketball players without bankrupting college athletic departments.
Joe Nocera explains how the NCAA takes advantage of college athletes and discusses how players can receive benefits in his book "Indentured."
Sports columnist Joe Nocera talks about "Indentured: The Epic Scandal of the NCAA," a book he co-authored exposing the inequities of the NCAA.
The commercialization of college sports and the undercurrent of racial inequality has inspired efforts to protect the economic rights of college student-athletes.
Race, social justice and inequality are key factors in the push for the creation of a pay structure for college football and men’s basketball players.
After six years of legal machinations and millions of dollars spent in legal fees, what did the O’Bannon case really accomplish? At first glance, it might not seem like all that much. But I would argue that O’Bannon has had an enormous effect.