Scholars and Sports

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NCAA's inaugural faculty conference on college sports issues considers academic research, campus culture -- and the association's role as event sponsor.

NCAA Rundown: News From Nashville

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Football is a full-time job in the association’s most visible division; ban on text messaging high-school recruits remains in effect.

Growing Pains

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With a burgeoning membership and, some contend, a widening philosophical gap among its colleges, Division III considers splintering.

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.


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