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Cameron Miller
Cameron Miller is a sports desk editor for The Stanford Daily's Vol. 246 and is the men's and women's golf writer. He also writes on NCAA-related matters. Cameron is also a Stanford student-athlete, competing on the cross country and track and field teams. He is originally from Bakersfield, California, but spends most of his time away from the Farm on the state's Central Coast. Contact him at cmiller6@stanford.edu.

Miller: Beware the Bad News Bears

With Tuesday's news that the Baylor Board of Regents intends to remove university president/chancellor Kenneth Starr from his post, it is clear the axe sharpened by the steady drip of sexual assault and violence incidents allegedly committed by members of the school's football team -- and the efforts to conceal them -- has begun to fall.

Miller: I love my school but hate the system

Over the past year or so, I’ve used this space provided me by The Daily to voice my frustrations about, criticize and occasionally offer some reform-minded suggestions to the system of college athletics governed by the NCAA. Stanford — my school — is a member of that association of higher education institutions, and thus I have, by…

Miller: Olympic model the way forward for college sports

There has been a flurry of activity in the world of college sports since the men’s basketball finale, including massive media rights deals announced by the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference, the provisional elimination of the hotly-contested practice of holding “satellite camps” (a.k.a. the Jim Harbaugh Rule) and the discovery that NCAA President Mark Emmert, despite his $1.8M salary, still…

Miller: The story behind the “student-athlete”

Last Wednesday, less than 48 hours after a thrilling national championship game that saw Kris Jenkins lift Villanova past UNC on a buzzer-beating three, the NCAA and its member institutions celebrated National “Student-Athlete” Day. Conferences and schools took the day to laud the on- and off-field accomplishments of their athletes, and rightly so. The vast…

Miller: Administrators miss the point when discussing athlete compensation

“We provide student-athletes with unparalleled educational and athletic opportunities, and that should be pay enough. We don’t want to directly compensate them, and don’t feel we should have to.” Those were, essentially, the arguments of Pac-12 COO Jamie Zaninovich and Stanford Senior Associate Athletics Director Kevin Blue at last week’s Stanford Sports Innovation Conference hosted…

Miller: How athlete transfer rules should be liberalized

In my last column, I argued that the current transfer rules for NCAA athletes are unfair. Essentially, I don’t believe that college players should be treated any differently than the rest of their non-athlete peers or their coaches. Indeed, if the NCAA and administrators around the country want to continue to refer to players as “student-athletes,”…

Miller: Why transfer restrictions are wrong

Last Wednesday was a long-awaited day for high school athletes across the country, thousands of whom finally put pen to paper and signed a NLI or financial aid agreement with an NCAA-member school. But for many of these athletes, and especially those in football and basketball, the school they initially sign with will not be…

Miller: The NCAA’s diversity problem

Last week, Florida defensive back Jalen Tabor added his voice to the growing number of critics who see parallels between college sports and slavery. After the Southeastern Conference (SEC) released information on its finances showing that the 14-member association generated $527.4 million in 2014-15, Tabor lamented in a since-deleted Twitter post that “Players Ain’t Get a…

Miller: McCaffrey is being shut out of economic potential

Though he didn’t turn in the barn-burning performance we’ve become accustomed to Saturday night on the Palouse, Christian McCaffrey remains one of the hottest names in college football. Easily the most recognizable athlete on Stanford’s campus, McCaffrey is still a legitimate contender for the Heisman Trophy and is inching closer and closer to a trip…

A runner’s recap: The Stanford Invitational

Extending their dominance on the Stanford golf course, both Stanford cross country teams emerged victorious at their home invitational on Saturday. After seeing their 19-year Stanford Invitational winning streak snapped last year at the hands of Washington State, the Cardinal men reasserted themselves over the weekend, defeating Division II power Chico State by five points…

Track blog: Running up on NCAA Regionals

The Stanford track and field program will send 33 athletes to the NCAA West Regionals, which begin Thursday in soggy Austin, Texas. In order to advance to the NCAA championship meet in Eugene, Oregon, individuals and relays must finish in the top 12. Here is the event-by-event breakdown for the Cardinal: Sprints/Hurdles Junior 400-meter specialist Kristyn…

Miller: Reforming the NCAA, Part III

This is the third and final installment of a multi-part column series in which The Daily’s Cameron Miller outlines 10 reforms the NCAA can pass in order to become more athlete-friendly and generally less restrictive. 8) Eliminate scholarship caps. Since the 1970s, the NCAA has regulated the total amount of athletic scholarships its member institutions…

Miller: Reforming the NCAA, Part II

This is the second installment of a multi-part column series in which The Daily’s Cameron Miller outlines 10 reforms the NCAA can pass in order to become more athlete-friendly and generally less restrictive. 4) Allow institutions to house athletes in athletic dorms or other athlete-only living arrangements. NCAA Bylaw 16.5.1 does not allow member institutions…

Miller: Reforming the NCAA, Part I

The O’Bannon trial. Judge Claudia Wilken’s ’71 ruling. Increased autonomy for the Power 5 conferences. UNC’s athletic-academic scandal. The College Football Playoff (and the mind-boggling profits it generated). Cost-of-attendance legislation. The past year has been as eventful and transformative as ever for the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member institutions, and more change…

Track blog: Track laces up for strong finish

It’s the middle of May, which means the championship portion of the season is finally upon the Stanford track and field program. Head coach Chris Miltenberg says this is his favorite time of the year, and for good reason: In the span of a month, the Cardinal will compete at the Pac-12 championships, the NCAA…

Track blog: Payton Jordan Invitational

Saturday’s Payton Jordan Invitational once again lived up to its billing as one of the most competitive track and field meetings on American soil, with professional, Stanford and collegiate athletes from across the country throwing down remarkable performances on Cobb Track. By the end of the long night — the last event began shortly before…

Track and field Blog: Entering the final stretch

The Stanford track and field program will host its final meet of the 2015 outdoor season this weekend when the nation’s best distance runners will descend on Cobb Track for Saturday night’s Payton Jordan Invitational (known colloquially as “Payton”). The meet bears the name of Stanford’s longest-tenured track and field coach (1957-79) and one of…

Track blog: Big Meet edition

While this past weekend was a relatively quiet one for Stanford’s track and field program, both teams were enjoying a well-deserved break after the efforts they put in at the 121st Big Meet versus Cal the weekend prior. The Cardinal women crushed the Bears by a score of 111-40, while the men fell 101-62. I’ll hit…

Track blog: Team takes Stanford Invitational in stride

What a weekend it was for the Stanford track and field program at the gigantic Stanford Invitational — the first of its three home meets this season! In all, over 3,000 athletes from hundreds of colleges, universities and high schools descended on Cobb Track and Angell Field in what will likely be remembered as one of…
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