Athletics

Ride Another Day

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Women's equestrian team settles with Delaware State U., which is second university this year to fail in bid to replace a women's team with a competitive cheerleading squad.

Football Scholarships Sacked, For Now

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Patriot League, which includes selective liberal arts colleges, decides not to decide on athletic aid for pigskin players.

'Pay for Play'

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University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is frequently heralded as "the most powerful man in Alabama" and "the most powerful man in sports." But college athletics were not always so influential. In Ronald A.

Tax-Exempt Pedicures

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Group advocating big-time football playoff system files new IRS complaint against bowl games.

Athletes and Students Graduate Comparably

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First report on completion rates for those playing at NCAA Division III institutions, which do not offer sports scholarships, reveals consistency.

Verbal Commitments Challenged

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Proposal banning early unofficial athletic scholarship offers among those to be considered at upcoming NCAA convention.

NCAA President Answers Critics

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Emmert defends association's handling of high-profile football violations, says it must clarify its "values" and rulebook.

Sports Seasons to Start Later

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At NCAA convention, Division II votes to delay start of practice in the fall, and Division I presidents revive proposal to require at-risk freshman athletes to attend summer school.

All Longhorns, All the Time

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Unprecedented deal with ESPN will put Texas' teams (and professors?) on display 24/7 -- and bring the university as much as $12 million a year.

Less-Is-More Approach to Sports

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Positive reviews abound after first truncated fall athletic seasons in NCAA Division II; some critics say Division I should follow suit.

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