Athletics

College football playoff could mean philosophical, practical shift from BCS

A college football playoff looks more likely than ever. As details develop, exactly what that will mean -- for athletes, sports finances, universities and their presidents, and the NCAA -- remains to be seen.

The 2012 NCAA March Madness Academic Performance Tournament

Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if it were based on classroom performance? It's not who you might think.

Is NCAA governance on the brink of reform?

Fights over financial aid rules have revealed longstanding tension over governance of NCAA's top division -- and prompted a review of the structure. But will all get the representation they want?

NCAA adopts, tables rules at convention

Division I board takes action -- sort of -- on its controversial scholarship rules, and Divisions II and III ease recruiting restrictions.

At NCAA convention, educators question academic reform measures

Educators want higher NCAA academic standards -- but they're not so sure the association has gone about it in the best way.

NCAA to consider legislation at annual convention

It's been a wild year for the NCAA. At this week's national convention, Division I will be forced to modify or eliminate some of its reform initiatives, while Divisions II and III will look to ease recruiting regulations.

Problems in the classroom for students suffering even mild concussions, study finds

New study finds athletes and veterans who suffer even minor concussions can have problems focusing in class and taking in new information.

Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team accused of racism after clip of players goes viral

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Virginia Tech's women's lacrosse team has come under fire for singing a song with a repeated racial slur, leading many to say the incident highlights a lack of diversity in the game.

Who would win the NCAA tournament if academics ruled the day?

Who would cut down the nets as Division I men’s basketball champion if academics mattered more than skill on the court? Our annual Academic Performance Tournament has the answer.

Graduation rates for black athletes lower than most students', study shows

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New report calls out NCAA for saying that black athletes graduate at higher rates than other black students, when that’s not true at the top conferences.

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