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Foul Shots: Johnny Manziel and the case for paying major college athletes

College athletes are, by definition, amateurs. They’re called student-athletes, and every player and coach that’s interviewed says the same cliché: “they’re students first, then athletes.” The athletes have to maintain a minimum GPA requirement in order to be able to participate in their sports. Despite these facts, it’s becoming increasingly clear that college athletes in […]

Driving the Lane: Schedule Woes

College football is back, baby, and that means we are treated to some of the worst games of the sporting year. Sure, you’ve got University of Georgia v. Clemson University and LSU v. TCU last week. But everything else just plain sucked. Did you catch the riveting affair between Elon University and Georgia Tech that […]

Ghosts of Editors Past: The changing perception of college sports

Craig Meyer (COM ’12) was Fall 2011 Sports Editor for The Daily Free Press. He now covers Robert Morris University basketball and high school sports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.   Sitting in my car in the sweltering early-August heat, I thought of Terrelle Pryor. Not even two hours earlier, news broke that Johnny Manziel, the […]

Patriot League overview

Most Boston University teams will join the Patriot League this season after competing for 34 years in the America East Conference. This transition will provide BU with some of the top competition in the entire nation. To take a look at what to expect from the schools of the Patriot League, hover over each logo […]

Patriot League overview: Loyola University-Maryland

Nickname: Greyhounds Colors: Green and gray Loyola joins BU as the other newcomer to the Patriot League, joining the conference after 24 years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. BU and Loyola have some recent history — the two met in the first round of the Postseason Tournament, where the Terriers fell to the […]