U of Alabama at Birmingham learns how difficult it is to sack college football

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U of Alabama at Birmingham's flip-flop on ending football illustrates how difficult it is to shut down a program, even a money-losing one with a so-so record.


Wary of concussions, college athletes choose early retirement

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College athletes in football and other sports are turning to early retirement, choosing to end their athletic careers to avoid the long-term effects of concussions.

Some presidents face steep learning curve with athletics

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When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

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?



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