Athletics

Is NCAA governance on the brink of reform?

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Fights over financial aid rules have revealed longstanding tension over governance of NCAA's top division -- and prompted a review of the structure. But will all get the representation they want?

NCAA adopts, tables rules at convention

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Division I board takes action -- sort of -- on its controversial scholarship rules, and Divisions II and III ease recruiting restrictions.

At NCAA convention, educators question academic reform measures

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Educators want higher NCAA academic standards -- but they're not so sure the association has gone about it in the best way.

NCAA to consider legislation at annual convention

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It's been a wild year for the NCAA. At this week's national convention, Division I will be forced to modify or eliminate some of its reform initiatives, while Divisions II and III will look to ease recruiting regulations.

Calls for major reform of college sports unlikely to produce meaningful change

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From The Atlantic to sports radio, talk of a "crisis" in big-time college athletics is rampant. If you pay attention to history, the likelihood of transformative change is tiny. Unless ...

Student interest, or lack thereof, drives change in two-year college athletics

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Athletic programs at two-year colleges wax and wane depending on student interest and budget realities, but overall the number of programs appears to be holding steady.

College sports leaders worry about NLRB ruling and Jenkins lawsuit

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At a Knight Commission meeting about the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit, discussion turns to fears about other upcoming court and labor board rulings.

Former U. of Illinois football player alleges mistreatment by coach

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A former University of Illinois football player tweets that coach and staff forced athletes to play while injured. University promises investigation, but is backing the coach.

College athletes say they devote too much time to sports year-round

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Most college athletes say they spend as much or more time on sports during the off-season as they do during the season, leaving them little time for common college student activities like studying, internships and part-time jobs.

Author discusses her new book on the role of Indian mascots of college teams

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Author discusses her new book on the role and long-term impact of Native American mascots of college teams.

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