Athletics

Prayers From the Dugout

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At Neumann College, which has a chaplain for each team, sports and spirituality blend.

The Board Role in College Sports

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National trustees' group calls for institutional leaders to treat athletics like other campus matters, delegating authority to president and others but holding them accountable.

Ward Churchill Redux?

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Bowdoin is poised to discipline a professor for research errors that he says officials went looking for only because they didn't like the content of his work -- not unlike another recent case.

Broken Covenant

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Some professors want to know why a religious college in Georgia is preparing for faculty cuts while adding significantly to athletics spending.

Student Sports Fans and Bigoted Attitudes

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Research links identification with college football and basketball teams and higher levels of homophobia and sexism.

Left Out of NCAA Leadership

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Faculty members call for greater representation within new governance structure of the college sports group.

Bowdoin Punishes Professor Who Provoked

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President censures economist after backing panel's finding that sloppy research practices amounted to misconduct. His backers say the response squelches faculty criticism.

Cut and Run Athletics

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To avoid unprecedented NCAA penalties, colleges are eliminating teams that underperform academically to try to keep Division I status. Does this run counter to association's academic reforms?

Classroom Failure, Postseason Ban

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For first time, NCAA bars sports teams from championship play because of poor academic performance. Association's leaders admit that poorer institutions are more likely to face such penalties.

Making the Grade, Missing the Goal

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Community college athletes earn higher marks and more credits than non-athlete counterparts, but are significantly less likely to graduate, study finds.

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