Athletics

2014 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

Date: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 to Fri, 06/27/2014

Location

2085 Colorado Avenue Folsom Field
80309 Boulder, Colorado
United States

Long road ahead in Northwestern athletes' move to unionize

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Northwestern football players make unprecedented filing for collective bargaining rights, but colleges and NCAA are sure to make it an uphill battle.

Athletes criticize proposed Division I model; polling gauges member opinions

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At annual convention, athletes tell NCAA their voice isn't valued under new Division I model, while members generally support presidential control and power-conference autonomy.

U. of North Carolina shuts down whistle-blower on athletes

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U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stops researcher from discussing her controversial findings on literacy of athletes.

Division I questions how athletes fit into new governance structure

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Debating a possible new governance structure, Division I faculty members, students and athletics directors question whether athletes are sufficiently represented.

Division II likely to raise academic standards for athletes

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Division II institutions are poised to raise academic standards for athletes, with a series of rules similar to those passed by Division I two years ago.

Report grades athletic departments on female coach employment, and most fail

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New report aims to hold individual athletic programs accountable for failure to hire female coaches on women's teams.

Most colleges adjust to moving away from Native American mascots

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Since the NCAA prohibited "hostile and abusive" mascots in 2006, many colleges have moved away from Native American mascots and nicknames. Despite tensions at a few campuses, most institutions have adjusted and moved on.

 

Boston University wrestlers make last-ditch effort to save program

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As seemingly final season begins, Boston University's wrestling team fights to save a program that was cut after the athletics department added two others. 

Georgetown takes comprehensive approach to athlete development

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Georgetown's new athlete development and leadership program bridges sports, academics and student services for a comprehensive approach to leadership education.

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