Athletics

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. 

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law

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

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?

Youngstown State hires former coach Tressel as its president

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The embattled former football coach now has to fend off campus politics and lead struggling Youngstown State University as president.

NLRB intervenes in Northwestern unionization

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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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