Athletics

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.

Sports and the Presidential Pedigree

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Does a history of dealing with athletics give a college leader an advantage when scandal erupts? Or is it always trial by fire?

Case Exposes Flaws in Community College Pipeline for Athletes

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NCAA slams U. of Central Oklahoma for former coach's widespread scheme to recruit football players from two-year institutions.

Where Kant Meets Kareem

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Authors of "Basketball and Philosophy" expound on what makes the sport ripe for analytical discussion, and what to make of Indiana University's coaching turmoil.

Division IV is Dead

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NCAA panel tables idea of subdividing Division III, citing results from survey of members. But the study revealed significant lingering tensions among the nearly 450 not-so-like-minded colleges.

When Athletics May Influence Alumni Giving

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New study finds a link between sports success and donations -- but not in the way many college officials tend to think.

Progress and More Potent Penalties

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In fourth year of NCAA's new academic regime, academic progress rates rise but 218 teams face scholarship loss or other punishment for shortcomings in athletes' classroom performance.

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