University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

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After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Athletes take easier courses to fit in with teammates, study asserts

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College athletes say they care about doing well academically, but they study less and take easier courses to try to align with stereotypes, researchers say in a new paper.

College athletes greatly overestimate their chances of playing professionally

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More than three-quarters of men's Division I basketball players think they will play professionally, but less than 2 percent make it to the NBA.

'Power Five' leagues expand athletic scholarships to cover full cost of attendence

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In a debate-filled session involving athletes for the first time, the 'Power Five' conferences vote to increase financial aid, adopt a new concussion policy, and bar colleges from reducing aid for athletic reasons.

Are selective colleges with big-time sports at greater risk for compromising academics?

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At academically competitive institutions with big-time college sports, a large gap exists between athletes and the average student -- leaving plenty of room for colleges to compromise their academic mission.

Colleges turn to athletics directors with business backgrounds, but results vary

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Big-time colleges were rushing to hire executives as athletics directors a few years ago -- but the results have some questioning the trend.


Cornell, James Madison face questions about hiring former UNC employees

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Chapel Hill punished some employees for their roles in athletic scandal. Should someone punish those who left for jobs at other institutions?


Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 years

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More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete's concussion

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University's lack of immediate response to a concussion leads to mass student protests and demands for dismissal of athletic director.

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

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


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