Athletics

While some NCAA athletes cash in on NIL, others lose out

Star athletes at Division I schools are earning big payouts from the NCAA’s interim name, image and likeness policy, while athletes playing minor sports at smaller schools struggle to make sense of it.

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NLRB decision paves way for college athlete rights

A new memo from the National Labor Relations Board’s top attorney classifies college athletes as employees with the right to unionize.

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Supreme Court upholds payments to athletes

Justices unanimously rule the NCAA cannot bar compensation for education-related benefits. But the narrow ruling may not upend the NCAA amateurism model as much as some had hoped (and feared).

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Supreme Court hears NCAA athlete compensation case

The hearing on what could be a landmark case on college athlete compensation was focused on athlete exploitation and the potential destruction of the college sports model.

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Annual Inside Higher Ed bracket shows who would win NCAA championship based on academic performance

Our annual bracket shows who would win the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship based on academic performance. And the winner is …

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Rutgers faculty leaders challenge 'financial secrecy' in athletics department

Faculty leaders at Rutgers are challenging spending decisions that have left the athletics department in a "black hole" of internal debt amassed in a costly drive to improve the university's on-field prowess.

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Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone 2020 fall sports

Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences call off 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns. Other Power 5 leagues seem disinclined to follow, leaving potential split in big-time football.

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Colleges pull back on athletics amid coronavirus

Pac-12 will only play other conference members. NESCAC cancels fall athletics. Carleton and U of Bridgeport won't play sports this fall. Nor will California community colleges.

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Ivy League will not play fall sports in 2020

Conference is first Division I league to postpone its fall football season, which some believe could influence other institutions' plans.

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Athletes push for and achieve social justice goals

College athletes are leading boycotts and prompting conversations about racial injustice. They're also embracing their power to initiate change at their institutions and beyond.

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