Two teams facing charges of academic fraud meet in NCAA basketball tournament

Syracuse U and the U of North Carolina meet in Final Four of men's basketball, following season when one team's coach missed nine games for NCAA violations and the other remained under investigation for high-profile case of academic fraud.

Black athletes in wealthiest conferences continue to graduate at low rates


Just half of black male athletes at the 65 top football and basketball institutions graduate within six years, a new study found. Other black students and other athletes fare much better at most colleges.

Who would win the NCAA women's tournament if games were decided by academic performance?

Inside Higher Ed's fifth annual academic bracket for the NCAA women's basketball tournament. And the winner is ...

Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were decided by academic performance?

Inside Higher Ed's 11th annual academic bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. And the winner is ...

Athletes express frustration at lack of 'significant legislation' at NCAA meeting

At NCAA meeting, top conferences frustrate athletes by tabling proposals about time demands, but pass legislation granting full authority to team physicians and trainers in decisions involving injured players.

Power Five to vote on time requirements for athletes, new concussion policy

At NCAA convention, Division I will vote on giving medical staff "unchallengeable authority" in injury decisions and on lessening time commitments for athletics. Division II will weigh longer preseason for basketball, and Division III will debate more communication with recruits.

NCAA bans SMU basketball from postseason, suspends coach for 9 games

New penalties over academic fraud are only the most recent in Southern Methodist's history of breaking NCAA rules. Among the guilty: the university's renowned basketball coach, and a former official responsible for compliance with the rules.

Colleges inflate full cost of attendance numbers, increasing stipends for athletes

NCAA rules about "cost of attendance" create a new way for universities to compete for athletes, but these changes in financial aid calculations don't appear to be helping non-athletes.

U of Alabama at Birmingham learns how difficult it is to sack college football

U of Alabama at Birmingham's flip-flop on ending football illustrates how difficult it is to shut down a program, even a money-losing one with a so-so record.


NCAA suspends Syracuse U. basketball coach, vacates 108 wins

N.C.A.A. finds that university employees completed coursework for athletes -- and questions why it took 8 years to complete investigation into such a serious problem.


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