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.

Rubbing Shoulder Pads with Elites

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For-profit college set to join unique football league and take on seemingly strange peers: Ivy League universities and military service academies.


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