Athletics

The NCAA men's tournament bracket, if academics mattered most

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Our annual look at who would win the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament if academics trumped athletic skill.

Baylor not alone in shielding athletes accused of misconduct from punishment

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Baylor University’s former head football coach covered up his players’ sexual violence and other troubling behaviors for years, new court documents allege. But the university is not alone in protecting athletes from punishment.

NLRB general counsel says private college football players are employees

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Big-time college football players at private institutions should be considered employees, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel says in new memo.

ACE report urges college leaders to ensure 'culture of integrity' in athletics

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Following a series of high-profile cases of academic fraud in college sports, the American Council on Education releases a new report calling on institutions to better align athletics with their academic mission.

Over three decades pushing for sports reform, Knight Commission touts small but significant victories

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For nearly three decades, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has argued for reforming college sports. What impact has the panel had?

Notre Dame appeals NCAA sanctions over academic misconduct

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NCAA orders Notre Dame to vacate two seasons of football wins after an athletic trainer completed course assignments for several players. University says punishment is too harsh.

Harvard sexism scandal reveals larger concerns over how female athletes are treated

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Colleges describe male and female athletes as having a familial bond. That's being questioned after sexist traditions at Harvard have been revealed, and female athletes elsewhere have reported being assaulted by male athletes.

NCAA alleges Louisville violated rules in prostitution scandal, charges head coach with failure to monitor

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Last year, Louisville's supporters scoffed at charges. Now NCAA has confirmed them and the university is objecting to the association's finding that powerful head coach failed to monitor his program. The coach is invoking 9/11.

As Supreme Court declines to hear O'Bannon case, focus turns to other antitrust lawsuits against NCAA

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The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the O’Bannon case protects college sports’ amateurism model for now, but earlier ruling that the association violates antitrust laws leaves the model vulnerable.

Clemson coach faces criticism over comments about athlete protests

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Head of Clemson football program says some protesting police violence against black people should move to another country, and implies his comments reflect the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr.

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