Athletics

Q&A with authors of new book on UNC 'paper classes'

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Authors of new book about academic fraud at UNC argue that big-time college athletes are being cheated out of an education.

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

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Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual academic bracket for the N.C.A.A. women's basketball tournament.

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

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Inside Higher Ed's 10th annual academic bracket for the N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament.

Conferences weigh freshman-ineligibility rule for basketball players

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Some conference commissioners are pushing making freshmen ineligible to compete to try to stem the flow of players of leaving college for the NBA after one year.

Iowa players file Title IX complaint over dismissal of field hockey coach

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Four field hockey players charge U. of Iowa fired a winning coach because her tough, demanding style -- standard for coaches of male athletes -- was viewed as inappropriate for women.

Academic requirements for coaching bonuses rare

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U. of California tried to respond to concerns about academic performance of athletes by changing the rules about when coaches can earn bonuses. Why was nobody satisfied?

College athletes to have voting power in all NCAA divisions

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With legislation giving athletes the ability to vote on NCAA rules, "the voice of the student-athlete" is a focus of several discussions at the group's convention.

NCAA to discuss federal oversight of college athletics with White House

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Could a federal commission on college sports help slow down the athletics arms race? It's possible, some say, if an antitrust exemption is on the table.

U. of Minnesota at Duluth says departure of women's hockey coach 'financially driven'

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Is it fair for a university to tell a championship-winning women's coach that she won't be renewed in part because of her salary? When the coach of the equivalent men's team earns more?

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