Sports ethics

Should the Michigan State Athletic Program Be Given the Death Penalty?

Larry Nassar and Michigan State: A Tale of a Corrupt Culture, Ethical Blindness, and Institutional Indifference I always believed the NCAA was relatively even-handed with its punishment of Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The football program scandal led to a $60 million fine, four-year postseason... Read more →

Donors to College Sporting Events Beware of the Tax Reform Act

The Rich Lose 'Pay to Play' Donations In case you are not aware, the recently passed tax reform bill is likely to have a huge effect on funding college sports including the elimination of a tax break that benefits major athletic programs. Currently, donations made to certain booster clubs or... Read more →

Bribery by NCAA Schools a Black Eye for Academe

“Adidas Gate” Makes a Mockery of Collegiate Sports Ethics I have previously blogged about sports ethics[1] and how colleges and universities are becoming increasingly involved in highly questionable, if not unethical, actions that tarnish the reputation of collegiate sports. A few years ago, it was disclosed that for 18 years,... Read more →