Athletics

Athletic director

Date Announced: 
Fri, 04/22/2016

U of Chicago coach tells federal judge that Dennis Hastert deserves credit for fighting Title IX

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U of Chicago coach tells judge that former speaker, about to be sentenced for hiding hush money to cover up charges he molested boys, is "outstanding human being" for taking on U.S. Education Department.

Georgia law extends athletics-related open-records response time to 90 days

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A new law, touted as giving the University of Georgia an edge in football, will let state college athletic departments wait three months before responding to record requests.

NCAA finds Southern Mississippi basketball staff committed academic fraud

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In a case showing the reach of college sports corruption, a former head men's basketball coach at the University of Southern Mississippi instructed his assistants to complete junior college course work for recruits.

Dozens of Division III colleges violated financial aid rules in past decade

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Though it's a violation of the division's "bedrock principle," the number of Division III colleges that consider athletic ability when making financial aid decisions is increasing.

Team's academic success not likely to advance coach's career, study finds

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New paper finds little correlation between a coach's career advancement and the academic success of a team's players.

U of North Florida agrees to $1.25 million settlement with former women's basketball coach

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U of North Florida will pay $1.25 million to a former women's basketball coach who said the university discriminated against female athletes and coaches.

U of Michigan's spring break plans for football players prompt criticism

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University of Michigan's head coach scheduled a series of practices during a spring break trip to Florida, prompting outcry from those urging colleges to ease the time demands on athletes. Some say the controversy is overblown.

Athletes are more likely to be find employment, be engaged at work, study suggests

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New Gallup-Purdue study finds comparatively high levels of well-being and engagement among college athletes.

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