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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 ...

University Senate report calls on Rutgers athletics to become self-sustaining

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After years of having one of the most highly subsidized athletics departments, a universitywide panel at Rutgers pushes reforms that would end contributions from student fees and the university.

Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law

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N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

Changes at Syracuse U. do little to hold officials accountable for academic fraud, critics say

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In wake of academic fraud case, Syracuse backs coach, gives A.D. a top administrative job and appeals harshest N.C.A.A. penalties. Is it taking the case seriously enough?

Q&A with authors of new book on UNC 'paper classes'

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Authors of new book about academic fraud at UNC argue that big-time college athletes are being cheated out of an education.

Conferences weigh freshman-ineligibility rule for basketball players

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Some conference commissioners are pushing making freshmen ineligible to compete to try to stem the flow of players of leaving college for the NBA after one year.

Iowa players file Title IX complaint over dismissal of field hockey coach

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Four field hockey players charge U. of Iowa fired a winning coach because her tough, demanding style -- standard for coaches of male athletes -- was viewed as inappropriate for women.

Concerns continue about role of hostesses in football recruiting

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Rape trial involving former Vanderbilt U. football players revives debate over the use of attractive women to rope in athletic recruits.

College athletes to have voting power in all NCAA divisions

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With legislation giving athletes the ability to vote on NCAA rules, "the voice of the student-athlete" is a focus of several discussions at the group's convention.

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