Athletics

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.

Not Ready for Prime (or Big-)Time

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Rapid expansion of Florida International U.'s sports program overwhelmed its administrative structures, resulting in major NCAA violations, association finds.

Flocking to Football

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Despite sport's hefty cost, colleges continue to add teams amid economic downturn, citing desire to build enrollments or enhance campus culture.

Crime and Punishment, College Sports Style

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At meeting of athletics reform group, NCAA officials say they strive to balance penalties and encouragement in new academic regime and traditional enforcement process.

When NCAA Penalties Are No Vacation

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The association's rule enforcers increasingly compel colleges to forfeit their past victories and championships, much to their consternation.

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