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'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

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Last month's resignation of Louisiana State University's women's basketball coach amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with her players has once again raised an issue that has long dogged women's sports: the perceived prevalence of lesbian coaches. Some advocates for women's athletics fear that the incident involving Pokey Chatman will have negative ramifications for female coaches and encourage the use of "negative recruiting" aimed at some coaches and programs.

NCAA's Evolving Academic Picture

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The evidence is mounting. In year three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's new system for measuring and reporting athletes' and teams' academic performance, through what it calls the Academic Progress Rate, the association is getting a good sense of which teams are safe from penalties and which are digging themselves into trouble.

Revisiting Title IX Policy

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As federal civil rights panel prepares to discuss a survey designed to gauge campus gender equity, women's sports supporters push back.

Tracking Sports Spending

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NCAA gives Knight panel sneak preview of how athletics budget information will be collected and sorted.

NCAA vs. Bloggers

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Reporter ejected from game for crime of online reporting -- does First Amendment have a college sports exemption?

Getting Faculty Off The Sidelines

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Report from athletics reform group calls on professors to be included in major sports decisions on campuses.

Key President Pushes for a Playoff

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Georgia's chief, reversing course, urges NCAA to adopt four-team football playoff after major bowls to replace BCS system. (Not just because his team was left out this year, he says.)

Scholars and Sports

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NCAA's inaugural faculty conference on college sports issues considers academic research, campus culture -- and the association's role as event sponsor.

NCAA Rundown: News From Nashville

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Football is a full-time job in the association’s most visible division; ban on text messaging high-school recruits remains in effect.

Growing Pains

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With a burgeoning membership and, some contend, a widening philosophical gap among its colleges, Division III considers splintering.

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