Athletics

Classroom Failure, Postseason Ban

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For first time, NCAA bars sports teams from championship play because of poor academic performance. Association's leaders admit that poorer institutions are more likely to face such penalties.

Making the Grade, Missing the Goal

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Community college athletes earn higher marks and more credits than non-athlete counterparts, but are significantly less likely to graduate, study finds.

Athletics, Antitrust and Amateurism

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Scholars argue NCAA and its members can reduce and contain skyrocketing program costs through Congressional oversight of their continuing tax-exempt status.

Athletic Revival

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After a two decade absence from intercollegiate competition, Roosevelt U. decides to restore sports programs despite tough economic times. Officials believe the benefits outweigh the risks.

Commercial and Tax-Free

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Big-time college athletics programs are supported in ways that are significantly different from the rest of higher education -- but are likely to retain tax-exempt status, Congressional review finds.

No Money, No Problems?

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Most violations of NCAA Division III’s strict ban on athletically related scholarships are “inadvertent,” report reveals. Three institutions are slated to receive punishment for “major” violations.

Free Textbooks, Big Price for 'Bama

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The University of Alabama is paying the price for abuse of a free textbook program it offers its scholarship athletes.

But I'm an Athlete

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A university’s recent attempt to cut its women’s volleyball team and replace it with a competitive cheerleading squad has rekindled the flames of a fiery debate among scholars of gender equity in collegiate athletics: namely, is cheerleading a sport?

Nickel and Diming Athletics

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Amid recession, group of small private colleges asks NCAA to reconsider measure that requires basketball shot clocks to show tenths of seconds and football referees to wear wireless microphones.

Honoring the Anthem or Free Speech?

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Ex-football player sues Macalester, charging that he was kicked off team in 2006 for refusing to shed his helmet during the National Anthem, a protest against the war in Iraq.

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