Athletics

Universities spend more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student, report finds

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Colleges spent much more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student between 2005 and 2010, new report finds, with growth in the former outpacing the latter.

Big Ten expansion frustrates left-out faculty

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Conference realignment is notoriously secretive, but faculty -- some of whom are officially charged with advising on sports issues -- and others are upset they're not getting any say.

Posse Foundation, Vassar College to enroll more veterans

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Vassar will pilot initiative to place cohorts of students who've served on selective campuses, providing support and full tuition.

Maryland departs ACC for Big Ten Conference

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Cash-strapped Maryland athletics will move to the more-lucrative and geographically nonsensical Big Ten Conference, but officials insist it's not just about the money.

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

NCAA jurisdiction limited in UNC academic integrity issues

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Its jurisdiction in addressing academic integrity issues such as the no-show courses at UNC is limited, faculty and experts say -- putting the onus on the university to fix the problems.

NCAA sanctions of Penn State a departure from traditional enforcement

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The governing body entered new territory Monday with its sanctions of Penn State, leaving many asking, when can't it act?

After Freeh report, some say a grand gesture is needed

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Remaking Penn State football with some grand gesture isn't as simple as an outraged public might think, and so far, calls to cancel the upcoming season have gone unanswered. But without doing so, can the university really move on?

Freeh report faults Penn State athletics culture

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The Penn State investigation identified many culprits, but also pointed to a much larger, more complicated problem: the unchecked culture of athletics on campus.

Penn State to release report on Sandusky scandal

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Independent report blasts conduct of senior university leaders and says that they "failed" to protect Sandusky's victims.

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