Athletics

In shadow of NCAA lawsuits, colleges create new policies to address athlete rights

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Big-time college sports programs are competing to offer more to their athletes. Are they creating more gender inequity at the same time?

NLRB intervenes in Northwestern unionization

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The full National Labor Relations Board said it will review a regional decision allowing Northwestern football players to unionize. Today's union vote will proceed, but the ballots will be impounded.

Complaint says OCR failed to investigate Title IX sports violations

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Complaint charges that Education Department is looking the other way on report of mass violation of the rights of female college athletes.

Amid union talks, boycotts raise questions over what athletes could decide

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Another football player boycott -- this time over the reinstatement of a head coach -- raises questions over what athletes will and should be able to decide if they end up unionizing.

Sports antitrust lawyer's latest target: NCAA scholarship limits

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Forget player unionization. The biggest legal threat facing the NCAA may be the lawyer who helped bring about free agency in professional football and basketball.

NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

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In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.

Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were decided by academic performance?

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Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams' classroom performance? Inside Higher Ed has the answer.

Are reports of bullying by female coaches increasing, or just more concerning?

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Recent allegations at several universities have some worried that one of the worst parts of men's college athletics is now a problem in some women's programs.

Drug use and attitudes about entitlement among athletes

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As all three NCAA divisions prepare to lighten penalty for pot smoking, survey shows the most use in Division III, which tests athletes the least. Data also explore athletes' sense of academic entitlement.

 

Highlighting Berkeley, paper explores academic damage of expanding, independent athletics program

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Paper argues that without clear values and mission but with lots of money, Berkeley athletics has gotten out of control, at the expense of academics.

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