Jesse Jackson praises Mizzou Football Players

Jesse Jackson praises Mizzou Football Players

In a piece written for The Chicago Sun-Times, Jesse Jackson argued that the University of Missouri football team are helping to teach the world a valuable lesson about nonviolent change. Jackson compared the student-athletes to, among others, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tommy Smith and John Carlo. It was a grand gesture, and one the students deserve. […]

Show Me Statement: Missouri Football Team Joins Fight for Racial Justice on Campus

Show Me Statement:  Missouri Football Team Joins Fight for Racial Justice on Campus

If common sense can’t force you to address an issue maybe money can. That seems to be the message for University of Missouri President Tom Wolfe today after it was announced that over 30 African American football players from the team would go on strike to protest Wolf’s inaction on several ugly race-related incidents that […]

Three USF Football Players Arrested In One Month

Three USF Football Players Arrested In One Month

Three players from the University of South Florida (USF) were arrested this month on three separate occasions. Over this past weekend, wide receiver Deangelo Antoine was arrested for possession of marijuana & Xanax. This comes just a week after offensive lineman Benjamin Knox was arrested for discharging a firearm on campus, an incident that also resulted […]

Money Grab: Virginia Tech Busted For Imposing Improper Fines on Players

Money Grab:  Virginia Tech Busted For Imposing Improper Fines on Players

For a population that isn’t defined as “employees”, NCAA student-athletes sure are being treated like them. Yesterday, news broke that Virginia Tech University, one of the ACC’s top football programs, had a system in place to fine athletes for various infractions. This system was put into place by defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who just happens to […]

The Legacy of Duffy Daugherty

The Legacy of Duffy Daugherty

Jimmy Raye coached in the National Football League from 1977-2010 and currently serves as the Senior Advisor to Troy Vincent, Vice-president of the NFL. These days, Raye can look back on a lifetime of achievement, but it almost didn’t happen. Growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina during segregation, the NFL seemed like an impossible dream for Jimmy Raye. […]