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Creer’s Column: Money Over Everything

California Gov. Gavin Newsom took a path of action and signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law and ensured California college athletes could make money off of their likenesses and receive personal endorsements beginning in 2023. The NCAA is not happy about it, to say the least — they have threatened to bar […]

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Conforming to social norms contribute to the bystander effect

Resisting norms will likely prevent dangerous situations Illustration by Tyler Carpenter   Conformity, ambiguity and social and cultural norms are reasons people do not intervene, according to Ashley Larsen, the associate dean of students during the It’s On Us event Oct. 31 in the Student Life and Wellness building. The bystander effect is a social phenomena that […]

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The integrity of the game vs protecting its stars

Photo courtesy The Appalachian/Halle Keighton, Photographer One of the best games of college football’s opening weekend came unexpectedly. The University of Tennessee, opening the season ranked No. 9 by the Associated Press poll, played host to Appalachian State. What was meant to be an early season tune-up for the Volunteers turned serious when near the […]

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Cost of Attendance: The impact it will have on UVU

Last summer, USU was granted $1.5 million by the state legislature in order to pay the cost of attendance for student-athletes. Members of the Western Athletic Conference, New Mexico State and Grand Canyon also pay the cost of attendance for student-athletes.  BYU athletics approved to pay its student-athletes $4,500 last May. Unfortunately, UVU does not […]

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The power of modern athletes

Do they have too much? From college football players to LeBron James, we have seen athletes play their cards to influence those around them at extreme levels. With the amount of money that major collegiate and professional sports bring in, the overseers feel the need to acquiesce the athletes’ every request. This season in the […]

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Why student-athletes should get paid

A few weeks ago an article was written for The Review on why student-athletes shouldn’t get paid. While I respect the stance that was taken, I also disagree with it. The time that student-athletes put into their studies, practice, and games should be worth more than just a standard scholarship that pays for their tuition, […]

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College-Student Athletes should not be paid

The debate as to whether student athletes should be paid or not has really heated up in recent years. With it being college football bowl season right now, it can be assumed the topic will again come up. While I respect the time, work and excitement college athletes bring this time of year, they should […]

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Concussion Protectors or Concussion Phobics?

Austin Cope | Sports Writer | @autipopecope5 Are concussions really as prevalent as people are making them seem or are they making a bigger deal out of them than needs be? Football has been constantly changing and evolving ever since the game was created. With the constantly evolving game of football come the constantly evolving rules of […]

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The scholarship problem for student-athletes

Part 1 of 3 in a series regarding the finances for UVU Athletics Kyle McDonald | Sports editor | @kylesportsbias As an NCAA Division I institution, Utah Valley University has rules and regulations it has to play by especially with regards to its financial situation.  Like other NCAA institutions, UVU is restricted in how many full scholarships […]

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Will court ruling hurt universities?

Appeals court rules in favor of NCAA Kyle McDonald | Sports editor | @kylesportsbias On September 30, the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may restrict colleges from compensating athletes beyond the cost of attendance.  The ruling threw out a federal judge finding last year […]

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