Athletics

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.

Former congressman says 'inexorable change' coming to NCAA sports

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At a panel on the state of college athletics, a former Congressman says a presidential commission on college sports is all but inevitable.

Spelman College builds up student health initiative in years after leaving NCAA

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Two years after Spelman announced it was leaving the NCAA, the historically black women's college is attempting a "wellness revolution."

With autonomy granted, 'rocky road' still ahead for five richest NCAA conferences

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As deadline to call for an unlikely vote to override NCAA governance shift approaches, many question whether the five wealthiest sports conferences' newfound authority will lead to any major changes.

U. of Michigan's response to athlete's concussion renews regulation debate

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Would formal regulations and sanctions have helped prevent the University of Michigan's mishandling of a quarterback's concussion?

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