Athletics

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

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

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

Colleges worry about future of football fans, as student attendance declines

As student attendance at college football games continues to decline, some institutions worry about the trend's ramifications for future alumni support. 

Professors, robots protest U. of Iowa's pink locker room

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While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law

Federal judge finds that ban on sharing revenue with football and basketball players violates the law.

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

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

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

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

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.

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