Athletics

Athletes take easier courses to fit in with teammates, study asserts

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College athletes say they care about doing well academically, but they study less and take easier courses to try to align with stereotypes, researchers say in a new paper.

College athletes greatly overestimate their chances of playing professionally

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More than three-quarters of men's Division I basketball players think they will play professionally, but less than 2 percent make it to the NBA.

'Power Five' leagues expand athletic scholarships to cover full cost of attendence

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In a debate-filled session involving athletes for the first time, the 'Power Five' conferences vote to increase financial aid, adopt a new concussion policy, and bar colleges from reducing aid for athletic reasons.

'Power Five' members to flex new legislative muscles at NCAA convention

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At NCAA convention, "Power Five" conferences will demonstrate how powerful their new autonomy is, Division II will consider athlete representation on its council, and Division III may loosen recruiting restrictions.

U. of Georgia swimming coach suspended after encouraging professor to enroll student in concluded course

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A professor is caught in the middle of an athletics scandal after he is encouraged by a swimming coach to admit a student into an independent study course as a last-ditch effort to maintain eligibility.

Are selective colleges with big-time sports at greater risk for compromising academics?

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At academically competitive institutions with big-time college sports, a large gap exists between athletes and the average student -- leaving plenty of room for colleges to compromise their academic mission.

Colleges turn to athletics directors with business backgrounds, but results vary

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Big-time colleges were rushing to hire executives as athletics directors a few years ago -- but the results have some questioning the trend.

 

Cornell, James Madison face questions about hiring former UNC employees

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Chapel Hill punished some employees for their roles in athletic scandal. Should someone punish those who left for jobs at other institutions?

 

Graduation rates for athletes hit record high

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The NCAA's Graduation Success Rate for college athletes is at an all-time high, but critics continue to question its definition of success.

Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 years

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More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

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