Athletics

College sports leaders worry about NLRB ruling and Jenkins lawsuit

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At a Knight Commission meeting about the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit, discussion turns to fears about other upcoming court and labor board rulings.

Former U. of Illinois football player alleges mistreatment by coach

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A former University of Illinois football player tweets that coach and staff forced athletes to play while injured. University promises investigation, but is backing the coach.

College athletes say they devote too much time to sports year-round

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Most college athletes say they spend as much or more time on sports during the off-season as they do during the season, leaving them little time for common college student activities like studying, internships and part-time jobs.

Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law

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N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

Changes at Syracuse U. do little to hold officials accountable for academic fraud, critics say

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In wake of academic fraud case, Syracuse backs coach, gives A.D. a top administrative job and appeals harshest N.C.A.A. penalties. Is it taking the case seriously enough?

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.

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