Athletics

NCAA adopts structure giving autonomy to richest Division I leagues, votes to college athletes

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The members of the five high-revenue conferences make up 18 percent of all Division I colleges, but a new NCAA governance structure gives them nearly 40 percent of the voting power.

Growing 'stratification' of NCAA conferences concerns less wealthy Division I colleges

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With NCAA set to adopt new governance system designed to let wealthiest conferences give more benefits to athletes, critics fear growing gap between haves and have-nots.

NCAA settlement includes $70 million for concussion testing

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NCAA agrees to create $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and related ailments, but lawsuit settlement won't provide any money for those who need care.

In shadow of NCAA lawsuits, colleges create new policies to address athlete rights

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Big-time college sports programs are competing to offer more to their athletes. Are they creating more gender inequity at the same time?

NLRB intervenes in Northwestern unionization

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The full National Labor Relations Board said it will review a regional decision allowing Northwestern football players to unionize. Today's union vote will proceed, but the ballots will be impounded.

Complaint says OCR failed to investigate Title IX sports violations

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Complaint charges that Education Department is looking the other way on report of mass violation of the rights of female college athletes.

Amid union talks, boycotts raise questions over what athletes could decide

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Another football player boycott -- this time over the reinstatement of a head coach -- raises questions over what athletes will and should be able to decide if they end up unionizing.

Sports antitrust lawyer's latest target: NCAA scholarship limits

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Forget player unionization. The biggest legal threat facing the NCAA may be the lawyer who helped bring about free agency in professional football and basketball.

NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

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In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.

Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were decided by academic performance?

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Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams' classroom performance? Inside Higher Ed has the answer.

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