Athletics

Key President Pushes for a Playoff

Georgia's chief, reversing course, urges NCAA to adopt four-team football playoff after major bowls to replace BCS system. (Not just because his team was left out this year, he says.)

Scholars and Sports

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

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

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

An Upsetting Outcome

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

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

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

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

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

NCAA slams U. of Central Oklahoma for former coach's widespread scheme to recruit football players from two-year institutions.

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