Athletics

Donors endowed coaching positions of programs to which children applied

Boston Globe notes pattern with gifts to Yale and other highly competitive colleges.

Report on purchase of coach's house brings the admissions scandal to Harvard

A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also, Dartmouth announces new protocols to prevent abuses related to athletic admissions.

UC Irvine coach under fire for antigay slur

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In much of higher education, using a slur against a student in a televised event might result in more than just a slap on the wrist. Why is it different if the slur is a way to mock gay people and takes place during March Madness?

Another federal court ruling chips away at NCAA limits on support for athletes

Judge declares that association and colleges illegally restrict value of "education benefits" to which big-time football and basketball players are entitled -- but stops far short of free market sought by athletes.

A new frontier in college athletics -- video games

The booming popularity of esports has started a vociferous debate over whether the NCAA or another entity will regulate the industry for colleges and universities.

Pac-12 conference mulls taking on private equity investors

A proposal to sell off part of the Pacific-12 Conference to private investors raises eyebrows among some athletics experts.

Emails reveal vitriol toward Ohio State president, adamant defense of Urban Meyer

While Ohio State's president considered what to do about a wildly successful head coach accused of looking the other way at domestic abuse by his assistant, he received plenty of advice. We read those emails.

Protests over UMD athletics scandals shows student division

Maryland's student government organized a rally to encourage backing the football team. Many minority students and others said it was time to focus on the abuse of athletes and the death of a black player.

False statistic on sexual harassment at Baylor spreads, with help from media and Twitter

University seeks to contain (self-inflicted) damage from news article and report mistakenly asserting that more than half of students have been harassed by professors.

Maryland's Loh retiring as president; football coach, athletics director stay after scandal

Head football coach DJ Durkin and athletics director Damon Evans will return after investigation into a player's death.

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