January 2009 – Not Just Another Number

A recent commentary by Malcom Moran was published in NCAA’s Champion magazine. Moran discussed the issue of professionalism encroaching on intercollegiate athletics, including the profluence of college fantasy sports leagues criticized by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. His commentary states, “if Fantasy Leagues and videos games are going to extend the use of (athletes’) images, that is a signal that the time has come to increase the stakes. The cost of full attendance should be covered for the length of the careers of all scholarship athletes. They do not have to be professionals. They do deserve a more reasonable slice of the pie.”

For the complete article, link here. Moran is the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism in the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University.