james duderstadt

Court offers mixed ruling on NCAA pay for college athletes

by brianburlage October 1, 2015

On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that limiting compensation to the cost of attendance, in exchange for licensing of the players’ names and images, was sufficient under federal antitrust law.  Under this ruling, the N.C.A.A. will be allowed to prevent universities from compensating their athletes beyond the cost of attendance. As college sports continue to generate millions of dollars in revenue through broadcasting and merchandising, some parties have advocated for greater financial payoff for athletes.  However, as part of the ruling Wednesday, the 9th Circuit threw out a judge’s proposal from last year that […]

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THIS WEEK: Animal Acts Performance Festival, a prelude to new UMP title

by Shaun Manning March 20, 2013

University of Michigan’s Duderstadt Media Center Video Studio plays host to Animal Acts: Beasts of the Northern Wild Performance Festival and Symposium March 21-23, with presenters including Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes, editors of the forthcoming University of Michigan Press title Animal Acts: Performing Species, which is set to debut in December. The symposium, organized by Hughes, promises a host of presenters “provoking and performing, in dialogue with faculty, students and staff, as well as the general guests.” Chaudhuri and Hughes’ book will be the first anthology of animal-related performance pieces, marking a significant contribution to the lively field of Animal […]

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Frank Deford quotes James Duderstadt on the culture of college sports

by Shaun Manning July 26, 2012

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show, spoke with acclaimed sports writer and Sports Illustrated columnist Frank Deford about the culture of college athletics in the wake of the Penn State scandal. Deford said that the byword for college football and basketball is “More,” with athletic programs becoming “bigger, huger, and of course wealthier, richer. And all of that has led to more temptation.” To Deford’s mind, there is no way to “reel it back in.” “It’s just going to get bigger and bigger. We’ve seen that with the new contract for the football […]

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NPR’s Only a Game chats with Brian Porto about “The Supreme Court and the NCAA”

by Shaun Manning February 22, 2012

Brian L. Porto, author of the recently-released The Supreme Court and the NCAA: The Case for Less Commercialism and More Due Process in College Sports, took to the radio this past weekend to discuss his new book with Only a Game, produced by Boston NPR affiliate 90.9 WBUR. Porto’s book, which addresses long-simmering concerns about the commercialization of college sports, became especially timely thanks to a series of articles by New York Times columnist Joe Nocera; University of Michigan President Emeritus James Duderstadt has also weighed in on the controversy. The Supreme Court and the NCAA examines two court cases […]

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Duderstadt Weighs In as New York Times Debate Over College Sports Continues

by Shaun Manning January 23, 2012

Sunday’s New York Times featured an article titled “How Big-Time Sports Ate College Life,” which examines long-simmering issues of commercialization in college sports–a topic the paper recently reignited with two controversial opinion pieces by columnist Joe Nocera. This time, education writer Laura Pappano compared prestigious universities’ academic renown with those same universities’ famous football and basketball teams. “Ohio State boasts 17 members of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, three Nobel laureates, eight Pulitzer Prize winners, 35 Guggenheim Fellows and a MacArthur winner,” Pappano writes. “But sports rule.” She also discusses how the extraordinary popularity of sports leads to […]

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