Athletics

In Rebuke of Old Nassau

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Princeton becomes first Ivy League institution in 36 years to be penalized by NCAA for major athletics infraction.

'Curriculum Review' for Athletics

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When campus budgets are tight and athletics departments are under the microscope, college and university administrators use a variety of methods to determine which teams to cut and which to keep. Some look at downsizing from a purely financial perspective, cutting sports that cost the most to operate, either overall or on a per-athlete basis. Others consider the win-loss records and popularity of their teams, trimming those it seems few on their campus will miss. That all goes to say that there is no tried-and-true method for determining a sport’s value to an institution.

Transgender Athletes, College Teams

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As NCAA studies the issue, advocates call for national standard for when students should have options to play on men's or women's squads.

Running in Place

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For third straight year, graduation rate for Division I college athletes holds steady.

Coach's Exit vs. Whistle-Blower's Exit

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The State University of New York at Binghamton announced last week that it had agreed to a $1.2 million settlement that will lead to the departure of its suspended men's basketball coach, Kevin Broadus. Under Broadus, the basketball program achieved athletic success but found itself in the middle of a controversy over the admission of academically unprepared athletes and numerous arrests of players.

Transgender Pioneer

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Kye Allums, junior basketball player at George Washington U., surprised by female teammates' support of his decision to identify as a man.

The Virtues of Contrition

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Notre Dame’s president draws praise, despite risks, for his unusually forthright apology after the death of a student last month.

Slimming Sports Spending

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When college athletics programs cannot cover their expenses with generated revenue, they are forced to rely on funds allocated from their institution’s wider budget. Since only 14 National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions report positive net revenues from athletics, nearly all NCAA athletics programs rely on this practice.

Higher Ed Research Roundup

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INDIANAPOLIS -- As much as they have been a favorite subject for (and in some cases target of) politicians and policy makers for the last two years, for-profit colleges have been comparatively little studied by researchers in higher education, and little discussed at the yearly gathering of such scholars.

Can Hazing Be Stopped?

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Hazing incidents have been alleged on at least three campuses across the country during the past month -- the Universities of Arkansas and Utah and Yale University -- lending credence to the assumption that hazing is endemic to college life.

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