The Rise of Philanthropy in European Football

rise_of_philanthropy_in_european_footballFootball is a sport that’s intrinsically linked to large pay days and players who demand exorbitant fees. It’s also fast becoming a sport where philanthropy is a common occurrence and the number of altruistic ballplayers and football franchises are rapidly increasing. Benevolent teams and individuals are pledging thousands of pounds to varying causes and putting their names behind worthy charitable endeavours in an attempt to invest in the community. Continue reading

Are College Football Players Being Exploited?

are_college_football_players_being_exploitedThere has been an argument raging for over a decade now; should college football players receive payment? Most college football players receive full scholarships with room and board— an impressive payment by the standards of many students who have to bury themselves under debt to receive a higher education. College sports scholarships are supposed to represent the extension of a helping hand to a worthy student who performs outstandingly in both academics and their chosen sport. While many colleges maintain academic standards (and while some are questionable) there is no denying the truth, college football has become a business. Continue reading