Athletics

Spelman eliminates athletics in favor of campus-wide wellness initiative

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Spelman is eliminating intercollegiate athletics and withdrawing from NCAA competition, instead focusing on a campus-wide wellness initiative that emphasizes fitness for everyone.

University of Chicago drops swim, fitness tests and PE requirement

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In dropping phys ed requirements, University of Chicago becomes latest institution to cut fitness and swim tests, the latter of which was required for graduation.

NCAA jurisdiction limited in UNC academic integrity issues

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Its jurisdiction in addressing academic integrity issues such as the no-show courses at UNC is limited, faculty and experts say -- putting the onus on the university to fix the problems.

NCAA sanctions of Penn State a departure from traditional enforcement

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The governing body entered new territory Monday with its sanctions of Penn State, leaving many asking, when can't it act?

$60M fine, 4-year bowl ban among penalties; university removes Paterno statue

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Association imposes $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts; university officials signed off. Penn State opts to take down what has become a controversial honor for the late coach, but library name will not be changed.

After Freeh report, some say a grand gesture is needed

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Remaking Penn State football with some grand gesture isn't as simple as an outraged public might think, and so far, calls to cancel the upcoming season have gone unanswered. But without doing so, can the university really move on?

Freeh report faults Penn State athletics culture

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The Penn State investigation identified many culprits, but also pointed to a much larger, more complicated problem: the unchecked culture of athletics on campus.

Penn State to release report on Sandusky scandal

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Independent report blasts conduct of senior university leaders and says that they "failed" to protect Sandusky's victims.

After months of build-up, BCS presidents approve college football playoff

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A group of university presidents solidified the future of the college football postseason -- a four-team playoff, to begin in 2014.

NCAA bans teams from postseason for low APR scores

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In the second year the NCAA is banning academically underperforming teams from postseason play, the number of ineligible teams has doubled -- even before the association puts newly raised academic standards fully in place.

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