Tackling Favoritism for Athletes

Accusations of wrongdoing at Auburn renew debate about clustering of players in departments with "friendly" professors.

The 5-Year (or Under) Plan

U. of Missouri executive order all but places a time limit on coaching contracts and takes aim at costly buyout clauses.

Drawing the Line

The NCAA laid down the law for teams that consistently underachieve in the classroom.

More Than Just Keeping Score

College athletics departments are upping the ante with new high-def video screens in their stadiums.

Team Building or Coercion?

Muslim athletes say football coach at New Mexico State discriminated against them by urging Christian prayer.

Drug Prevention Promises

Congressional panel passes final recommendations on preventing use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. 

Putting the F-Word on Ice

Boston U. students and alumni say a new anti-vulgarity policy unjustly paints hockey fans as racist or sexist.

5 Duquesne Basketball Players Shot

Incident stuns Pittsburgh campus -- just days after gunman terrorizes college in Montreal.

A Former Coach's New Play

Sports figures running for political office usually fall into one of two categories: the ex-athlete turned legislator (U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, former Rep. Steve Largent, former Sen. Bill Bradley) or the ex-coach turned member of Congress (Rep. Tom Osborne).

Uptick in NCAA Graduation

Overall success rate for Division I athletes rises 1 percentage point in second year of the association's new formula.


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