Athletics

Who Gets In -- and Why

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What are the roles of race, money and athletic talent? How is merit defined? A sociologist spent 18 months in an admissions office, and shares the tensions and idealism he found.

Appeals Court Reinstates Colorado Sex Assault Case

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Panel requires university to stand trial on charges that its indifference resulted in football players' alleged rape of female students.

Academic Fraud in Collegiate Athletics

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Flurry of cheating cases renews questions about degree of pressure placed on academic support programs since NCAA instituted new rules for sports eligibility.

Supreme Court Potpourri: Free Speech and Sex Harassment

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Justices decline to hear several college cases, letting stand decisions involving a campus preacher's First Amendment rights and a soccer coach's alleged mistreatment of a female player.

Graduation Rates for Athletes Stable

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77 percent of Division I players earned degrees within six years, same as last year. But gains over time show traction for academic reform, NCAA leaders say.

Ignorance or Bliss -- or Both?

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Survey of faculty attitudes on college sports finds disengagement from athletics governance. Is that because professors feel shut out, or don't think things are so bad?

Assessing the Faculty Role in Sports Oversight

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In wake of report on professors' aloofness from issues facing their colleges' athletics programs, panelists at a Knight Commission summit explore the reasons why.

When Big Bucks Come for Sports

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Use of major athletics donation to U. of Oregon from the co-founder of Nike has some questioning the university's priorities.

The Ghost of Tarkanian v. NCAA

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College groups fear that appeals court's decision in ex-Buffalo coach's case could make private colleges liable for their interactions with state governments.

Making Room at the 'Big House' and Beyond

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The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is being forced to play defense after the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights informed campus officials late last month that its football stadium lacks adequate access for people with disabilities.

In the wake of that finding, some are wondering what it means for college facilities across the country that have undergone recent renovations.

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