Athletics

Colleges increase athletic spending with hopes of joining Power Five

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In a risky and expensive endeavor, colleges are spending more and more money on athletics in hopes of earning a spot among the Power Five conferences.

Coach's comments about player's social media posts spark debate on athlete speech

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A player's social media post about Donald Trump and a coach's advice to be "socially responsible" inspire a debate about athlete speech.

U of Mississippi announces penalties for NCAA violations

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University of Mississippi punishes itself for violating NCAA rules, including falsifying ACT scores for football recruits. 

Baylor University regents fire head football coach; Ken Starr steps aside

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Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.

Baylor University prepares to fire president over handling of assaults

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With board considering firing president amid growing allegations the university looked the other way on sexual assaults involving football players, Starr is expected to resign.

U of Idaho's football program to depart Football Bowl Subdivision

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In a first for the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, the University of Idaho's struggling team is abandoning college football's top level, a reset its president says is best for the institution.

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

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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

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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?

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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?

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

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