Athletics

Football Bowl Games: View From the Sidelines

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Who needs point spreads and passing statistics? The key information at this time of year: financial payouts for the teams and the graduation rates of the players.

The Power of Pink

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The controversy over the University of Iowa's locker room for visiting football teams -- painted pink -- resurfaces.

Settlement in Sexual Assault Case

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Ending six-year ordeal, U. of Colorado agrees to pay $2.85 million to two former female students who alleged that they were gang raped at a party for football recruits.

Fallout from Fresno State's Multi-Million Dollar Case(s)

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Just five months ago, a $5.85 million verdict in favor of Linda L. Vivas, the former California State University at Fresno women's volleyball coach, set a record for Title IX verdicts. On Thursday, a second Fresno jury blew that mark away, ordering the university to pay $19.1 million to Stacy Johnson-Klein in a case that involved alleged sex discrimination and retaliation for the former women's basketball coach's advocacy for female athletes.

College Sports and Spending

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In wake of Fresno State lawsuits, an evaluation of equity in expenditures for men's and women's athletics at Fresno -- and beyond.

Key President Pushes for a Playoff

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Georgia's chief, reversing course, urges NCAA to adopt four-team football playoff after major bowls to replace BCS system. (Not just because his team was left out this year, he says.)

Scholars and Sports

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NCAA's inaugural faculty conference on college sports issues considers academic research, campus culture -- and the association's role as event sponsor.

NCAA Rundown: News From Nashville

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Football is a full-time job in the association’s most visible division; ban on text messaging high-school recruits remains in effect.

Growing Pains

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With a burgeoning membership and, some contend, a widening philosophical gap among its colleges, Division III considers splintering.

An Upsetting Outcome

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College football fans are more likely to commit assaults or other violence when their teams lose -- or even win -- against the odds, a study finds.

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