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When Independent Study Raises Red Flags

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Allegations that U. of Michigan athletes were steered into courses with a single professor raise broader questions about the academic arrangement.

Division IV is Dead

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NCAA panel tables idea of subdividing Division III, citing results from survey of members. But the study revealed significant lingering tensions among the nearly 450 not-so-like-minded colleges.

Progress and More Potent Penalties

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In fourth year of NCAA's new academic regime, academic progress rates rise but 218 teams face scholarship loss or other punishment for shortcomings in athletes' classroom performance.

A (Money) Losing Proposition

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Revamped NCAA report on Division I finances reinforces previous findings that big-time college sports programs spend far more than they earn -- especially when institutional subsidies are included.

NCAA Throws Book at Cheating Coaches

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Texas Southern University is now paying the price for the lies of its former softball and tennis coaches.

Restricting the Madness After March

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NCAA is reconsidering a rule that bars Division I men's basketball recruiters from attending non-scholastic events in April, citing some coaches' concerns that it could raise costs of scouting prospects.

On Recruiting, Gambling and Drinking

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NCAA committees and boards decide on a number of controversial college sports issues.

Title IX Tantrum

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New report concerning federal law barring sex discrimination and its impact on college athletics reignites debate between advocacy groups and their critics.

Redefining Division III

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Talk of splitting the NCAA competitive level in two is dead. But philosophical differences among the division's members remain, prompting a reevaluation of some of their bedrock principles.

Trying to Put the 'Dumb Jock Myth' to Rest

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Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, wants to cease the propagation of “the so-called 'dumb jock’ myth,” as he puts it.

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