Athletics

NCAA adopts, tables rules at convention

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Division I board takes action -- sort of -- on its controversial scholarship rules, and Divisions II and III ease recruiting restrictions.

At NCAA convention, educators question academic reform measures

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Educators want higher NCAA academic standards -- but they're not so sure the association has gone about it in the best way.

NCAA to consider legislation at annual convention

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It's been a wild year for the NCAA. At this week's national convention, Division I will be forced to modify or eliminate some of its reform initiatives, while Divisions II and III will look to ease recruiting regulations.

Calls for major reform of college sports unlikely to produce meaningful change

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From The Atlantic to sports radio, talk of a "crisis" in big-time college athletics is rampant. If you pay attention to history, the likelihood of transformative change is tiny. Unless ...

The NCAA women's basketball tournament, if academics mattered most

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

Facing scrutiny, college sports organizations ramp up lobbying efforts

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In December, an association representing the country's top athletics directors created a political action committee. It joins the National Collegiate Athletic Association's own lobbying efforts, which have more than doubled in the past five years.

Q&A with the author of new book on 'how to fix' college sports

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A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform.

At NCAA meeting, college sports leaders recommend supporting athlete protests

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At NCAA meeting, college sports leaders say institutions should support athletes' right to protest and urge colleges to communicate better with their players.

Power Five leagues adopt new rules lessening time demands

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NCAA's Power Five conferences unanimously adopt new rules lessening time demands on college athletes, though some programs would like to see exemptions made for recruiting activities.

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