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May 16, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin's athletics department brought in upwards of $150 million in revenue in 2010-11, more than any other institution and nearly $19 million more than its closest competitor, Ohio State University.
May 15, 2012
To help colleges ensure that their approach to disability documentation and accommodations requests is appropriate and equitable, in the wake of multiple federal guidelines changes that have made the work more complicated, the Association on Higher Education and Disability released new guidance on Monday.
May 10, 2012
Attention to hazing comes and goes. But a series of high-profile incidents and unusual responses seems to indicate colleges are taking the practice more seriously than ever.
May 9, 2012
Academic advisers to athletes struggle to reconcile the best educational interests of students with pressures under the NCAA's increasingly stringent eligibility rules. The quandary contributes to turnover in the field, they say.
May 7, 2012
To better manage protest situations and avoid future conflicts like the ones stemming from the Occupy protests this fall, a draft report says University of California campuses should – among other things – modify their policies to recognize civil disobedience as a protest tactic, open lines of communication between administrators and would-be protesters, better train police on how to respond to civil disobedience, adopt policies that would guide officers if administrators decide police response is necessary
May 3, 2012
Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against 13 people allegedly involved in the hazing death of the Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Eleven of the as-yet unnamed defendants face felony hazing charges, and prosecutors could file up to 20 more misdemeanor charges stemming from incidents involving different victims who were not seriously injured.
May 1, 2012
The NCAA is asking colleges -- but not ordering them -- to explicitly prohibit romantic relationships between athletes and coaches or other athletic department staff. Officials say such policies are rare.
April 30, 2012
The National Collegiate Athletic Association cited the University of South Carolina on Friday for a failure to monitor its athletics program. The violations, which included impermissible recruiting, extra benefits and preferential treatment for athletes, primarily involved football players.
April 27, 2012
High school athletes will have an extra year to meet new eligibility requirements and “limited resource” institutions will have more flexibility in adjusting to higher academic standards, leaders of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top athletic programs announced Thursday. Both decisions tweak new rules the Division I Board of Directors adopted in October.
April 27, 2012
Successful teams prompt better fund-raising for sports -- but increases in athletic donations correspond with less academic funding, study finds.