Athletics

'Bowled Over'

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College football has changed a great deal since the 1960s, and Michael Oriard has seen most of those changes firsthand.

In the late 1960s, Oriard walked onto the football team at University of Notre Dame. Eventually, he became starting center, was elected co-captain by his teammates and was named a second-team All-American. After college, he played briefly in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bad Time for Sports Overspending

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Facing furloughs and decimation of academic budgets, Berkeley faculty are dismayed to learn of university loans to fill multimillion-dollar deficits in athletics department -- on top of annual subsidies.

Probe of Extra Help for Men

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U.S. Civil Rights Commission starts inquiry into admissions edge that some colleges may give male applicants -- and questions of whether Title IX enforcement affects decisions on attracting students.

Title IX Trojan Horse?

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New federal investigation theoretically is based on respect for the law barring gender bias, but advocates for women's sports see an attack on protections for female athletes.

Well-Paid 'Assistants'

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The days when the salaries of big-time football and men's basketball coaches would shock and surprise have probably long since passed for most observers. Several head football coaches blew past the $3 million mark years ago, and topped the $4 million a year barrier in 2007.

Progress in Combating Gambling

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NCAA study finds declining numbers of college players with signs of problem wagering, though Internet gaming and casual sports betting grow.

Rates on the Rise

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NCAA study finds continued progress in athletes' graduation success.

Northeastern Ends Football

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After determining that it would cost millions more in spending to build a competitive program, university opts to kill team.

Just Like Everyone Else?

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Penn fires its men's basketball coach midseason -- an unusual step for any college, let alone an Ivy League sports program.

Just Did It

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Despite student criticism of Nike’s labor practices, University of Washington provost joins company’s corporate board, saying she'll be force for change.

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