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.
While Temple attributes the decision to cut seven teams to other issues, it is one of many universities that have cut Olympic sports while upping spending on football.
New Knight Commission database enables comparisons (at college and conference level) of sports expenditures per athlete with academic expenditures per student.
As awareness of concussions in football heightens, researchers and sports officials work to make sure other sports get proper attention, too.
Judge grants class action status for former and current players in challenging NCAA amateurism policies -- but rejects broadening of pool of athletes eligible for potential damages. Outcome appears to increase odds of a settlement.
Major college football coach salaries rose 10 percent in 2013, topping out at more than $5.5 million.
Citing the university's cooperation -- not the investigators' flouting of procedures -- the NCAA finally ends its years-long investigation at Miami with damning allegations, but few new penalties.
A sports reform group pitches federal legislation to enable colleges to collaboratively cut sports costs and increase emphasis on education and athlete welfare.
Tens of thousands of athletes will be paid for use of their image in video games, and while the NCAA refuses to settle its portion of the lawsuit, experts say this hurts its case.
Smaller football programs have long scheduled top-25 teams to gain money and national exposure, but at the expense of the educational mission and athletes' well-being, critics say.
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