Investigations

Did Northwestern basketball run off Johnnie Vassar? (VICE)
Is the NFL's big bet on making football safer working? (VICE)
"Simply Exploited": Why a Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader is suing the team (VICE)
"Nobody's Watching": Are major college sports programs treating Title IX like a suggestion? (VICE)
Key witness changes his view about 2007 infant-death case (Wisconsin State Journal, Medill Justice Project)
Events for weekend warriors become a gold mine (The Wall Street Journal)
Inside the process of recruiting an alleged rapist (VICE)
How to get taxpayer money for your favorite college football team (SB Nation)
How to start a college basketball team and get rich doing it (SB Nation)

Analysis and Reporting

NCAA loses massive O'Bannon trial, but not by much (SB Nation)
North Carolina scandal continues to show how NCAA incentivizes eligibility over education (VICE)
Is the NCAA undermining Title IX? (VICE)
The NCAA's Academic Progress Rate punishes HBCUs more than it promotes education (VICE)
Baseball would rather pretend minor leaguers don't have real jobs than pay them a living wage (VICE)
3 big economics problems with the NCAA's talking points (SB Nation)
Examining Northwestern football's unionizing effort (USA Today)
Everything you need to know about the ruling that will get college athletes paid (Vox)
Big Ten schools will see media revenues skyrocket thanks to new TV deal (Awful Announcing)

Features

The gender discrimination lawsuit that could change college sports forever (VICE)
How the 1990s Balkan Wars destroyed Yugoslavia's "Basketball Miracle" (VICE)

Academic Papers

The Mythology Playbook: Procompetitive Justifications for "Amateurism," Biases and Heuristics, and "Believing What You Know Ain't So" (The Antitrust Bulletin)

Commentary

Care enough to stop them
On racism in the Midwest — the kind we can’t see in ourselves that helped elect Trump
On writing for free and exploitation by online media
On the other, very legitimate, parts of the Trump-Hitler comparison
How I learned to embrace the work I love, even though I was taught to want something else