Odell Beckham will have to wait three more season before getting paid like a top wideout (Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The NFL Rookie Wage Scale Conundrum

The 2011 CBA restricted rookie wages, as all NFL players earn standard salaries relative to their draft position. While teams are now financially protected from draft busts, standout performers on rookie deals have become grossly underpaid. How can we reach a middle ground?

LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol led a star-studded free agent class (Photo Credit: Brandon Dill/Associated Press)
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4 Themes from NBA Free Agency

The impending salary cap increase beginning in 2016 significantly impacted the 2015 NBA Free Agency period, as teams have handed out more than $2 billion in salaries to the players. In addition, big-market teams failed to lure the best players available. What other themes emerged from this year’s free agency?

Serena captures her 6th Wimbledon trophy and wins all four Grand Slam Tournaments in succession for the second time in her career (Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Serena Saves American Tennis But Remains Underpaid

Well into her 30’s, Serena Williams continues to dominate women’s tennis and remains the lone American to consistently compete on the international tennis stage. Yet, despite her popularity, she does not receive the off-court earnings as many of the world’s greatest athletes. Serena deserves better.

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Adam Silver’s Next Challenge

The NBA received extremely stellar viewership numbers for the 2015 NBA Finals and just agreed to a lucrative TV deal well into next decade. Now, the players and the league must carry the momentum forward and do everything possible to avoid a possible lockout in two seasons.

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Student-Athlete or Athlete-Student?

As NCAA Power 5 conferences continue to rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in TV rights deals, student-athletes still receive almost no direct financial compensation. With millions of people tuning in to marquee events, are NCAA basketball and football players really student-athletes or just athletes?