Athletics

Coaching Under a Black Cloud

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NCAA penalizes Indiana U. for recruiting violations by former head coach and an assistant, but brunt of the punishment is directed at the two individuals.

The Newest Trademark? College Colors

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Apparel company's t-shirts that mimicked college teams' colors violated federal law, U.S. appeals court rules.

Going Bowling for the Holidays (and for $$)

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The president-elect has elevated talk of a college football playoff, but for now -- and for the foreseeable future -- this season is about bowl games, with millions of dollars for participating colleges.

The Admissions Gap for Big-Time Athletes

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Investigative report by Atlanta newspaper finds incoming academic credentials of football and basketball players badly lag fellow students.

2009 NCAA Convention Preview

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Legislative bodies to consider proposals on a wide variety of issues affecting eligibility of athletes, the role of coaches and colleges' commitment to athletics.

Paying to Play

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Hoping to meet shrinking travel budgets, some lower division NCAA colleges ask athletes to supplement or entirely cover cost of travel to some away contests.

Hoop Dream or Recruiting Nightmare?

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Among other decisions at its annual convention, NCAA clears way for 7th graders to be considered official prospects for Division I men's basketball.

Looking to Sports to Bolster Enrollments

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Recruiting of athletes in NCAA's Division III -- best known for its ban on athletics scholarships -- is intensifying and increasingly important to its tuition-driven members.

They Chose Division II, but Why?

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With many prospective members waiting in the wings, the NCAA's middle child strives to create a unique identity for itself amid an economic crisis and after years of member flight.

Are College Athletes Psyching Themselves Out?

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Study suggests perceived threat of confirming negative stereotypes may cause some -- but not all -- of academic achievement gap between athletes and non-athletes.

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