Athletics

Academic Performance Tournament bracket: March Madness for the higher ed crowd

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In Inside Higher Ed's eighth annual Academic Performance Tournament, the March Madness champion is again the team that did best in the classroom, not on the court.

Critics point to double standards in discipline after Texas coaches' affairs

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Two Texas sports officials -- a black female track coach and a white male football coach -- had affairs with students, but only one was fired. Critics say double standards are at work.

After inappropriate conduct in Miami case, NCAA to investigate its enforcement division

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After discovering its staff essentially paid for subpoena power in its inquiry at the U. of Miami, the association orders an external review of its enforcement division.

Universities spend more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student, report finds

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Colleges spent much more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student between 2005 and 2010, new report finds, with growth in the former outpacing the latter.

Big Ten expansion frustrates left-out faculty

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Conference realignment is notoriously secretive, but faculty -- some of whom are officially charged with advising on sports issues -- and others are upset they're not getting any say.

Posse Foundation, Vassar College to enroll more veterans

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Vassar will pilot initiative to place cohorts of students who've served on selective campuses, providing support and full tuition.

Maryland departs ACC for Big Ten Conference

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Cash-strapped Maryland athletics will move to the more-lucrative and geographically nonsensical Big Ten Conference, but officials insist it's not just about the money.

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

University of Chicago drops swim, fitness tests and PE requirement

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In dropping phys ed requirements, University of Chicago becomes latest institution to cut fitness and swim tests, the latter of which was required for graduation.

NCAA jurisdiction limited in UNC academic integrity issues

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Its jurisdiction in addressing academic integrity issues such as the no-show courses at UNC is limited, faculty and experts say -- putting the onus on the university to fix the problems.

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