Athletics

College football playoff could mean philosophical, practical shift from BCS

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A college football playoff looks more likely than ever. As details develop, exactly what that will mean -- for athletes, sports finances, universities and their presidents, and the NCAA -- remains to be seen.

The 2012 NCAA March Madness Academic Performance Tournament

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Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if it were based on classroom performance? It's not who you might think.

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 ...

21 of 24 Division I historically black colleges face possible postseason bans in 2016

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Many teams at historically black colleges and universities struggle to reach academic progress rate required by NCAA. Next year, the challenge will be even larger.

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.

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