Athletics

Fraud and Friction at Florida St.

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NCAA finds tutors helped 61 athletes cheat in courses, but university balks at punishment -- including giving up wins in football that could cost coach shot at record.

A Bracket Not to Bet On

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If you think college athletes should be students, Inside Higher Ed's method of assessing teams in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament is for you.

Florida State's Unpleasant Vacation

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For the second time in four years, Florida State University is challenging a major punishment of it by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, declaring itself to be a victim of unfair treatment by the sports group to which it belongs.

Rogue Compliance Officer

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NCAA penalizes Texas A&M at Corpus Christi for multiple rules violations, including those of an official who allegedly sought to conceal infractions from the NCAA in exchange for money.

Prayers From the Dugout

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At Neumann College, which has a chaplain for each team, sports and spirituality blend.

The Board Role in College Sports

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National trustees' group calls for institutional leaders to treat athletics like other campus matters, delegating authority to president and others but holding them accountable.

Ward Churchill Redux?

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Bowdoin is poised to discipline a professor for research errors that he says officials went looking for only because they didn't like the content of his work -- not unlike another recent case.

Broken Covenant

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Some professors want to know why a religious college in Georgia is preparing for faculty cuts while adding significantly to athletics spending.

Student Sports Fans and Bigoted Attitudes

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Research links identification with college football and basketball teams and higher levels of homophobia and sexism.

Left Out of NCAA Leadership

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Faculty members call for greater representation within new governance structure of the college sports group.

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