Big 12 commissioner tells sports departments not to accept athletes with histories of violence

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At a forum organized by the Big 12, the conference urged colleges to hold athletes accountable when they commit acts of sexual and domestic violence.

Ivy League announces proposals for curbing early recruitment of athletes

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Urging colleges to change a recruiting culture that targets middle schoolers, Ivy League announces proposals for curbing early recruitment of athletes.

Struggling with low attendance at games, colleges turn to beer sales

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For decades, beer sales at college football games were nearly unheard-of. Now many programs are turning to alcohol to help boost attendance and revenue.

Outrage over Penn State plan to honor Paterno

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University plans to commemorate 50th anniversary of his becoming head coach.

Advocates say UNC's hiring of coach accused of abuse points to lack of NCAA oversight

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came under fire last week for hiring a volunteer assistant who had been accused of abusing players at the University of Illinois. The NCAA has no rules against coaches mistreating their players. 

Q&A with director of new documentary about NCAA

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Director of new documentary about the National Collegiate Athletic Association argues that the organization places the profits of college sports programs ahead of the best interests of athletes.

Will U of North Carolina's challenge of NCAA's authority work?

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North Carolina tells the sports governance group that it does not have the authority to punish the university for academic fraud. Association may be heading for another fight with one of its high-profile members.

Despite long odds, universities start or resume big-time football programs

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Starting -- or reviving -- a Division I football team is an expensive and complicated process, with little obvious return on the investment. So why do colleges keep doing it?

More than a dozen athletic programs have committed academic fraud in last decade, with more likely to come

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NCAA finds two staff members at Georgia Southern committed academic fraud, completing assignments for three football players. The university joins more than a dozen others that have also committed fraud in the last decade.


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