Athletics

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.

Extra Eyes For Athletics Staff

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Online technology that tracks students' Facebook and MySpace pages for potentially harmful language gets a mixed reaction from college officials.

Settlement Raises Questions for NCAA

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Agreement with former athletes a good financial deal for NCAA, sports officials and legal experts say, but does it add momentum to the push for players to be paid?

Coaches' Second Chances Often Go Sour

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They say Tigers don't change their stripes. History shows that neither do Bulldogs or, now, Hoosiers -- or at least the men who coach them.

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