Athletics

Slimming Sports Spending

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When college athletics programs cannot cover their expenses with generated revenue, they are forced to rely on funds allocated from their institution’s wider budget. Since only 14 National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions report positive net revenues from athletics, nearly all NCAA athletics programs rely on this practice.

Higher Ed Research Roundup

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INDIANAPOLIS -- As much as they have been a favorite subject for (and in some cases target of) politicians and policy makers for the last two years, for-profit colleges have been comparatively little studied by researchers in higher education, and little discussed at the yearly gathering of such scholars.

Can Hazing Be Stopped?

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Hazing incidents have been alleged on at least three campuses across the country during the past month -- the Universities of Arkansas and Utah and Yale University -- lending credence to the assumption that hazing is endemic to college life.

A New, Empty Stadium

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Slumping football attendance means U. of Akron athletics department must look elsewhere to pay off debt.

NCAA Considers Transgender Policy

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Working group offers association's first take on how its member institutions should deal with athletes who declare their status.

Give Back That Scholarship

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Former Arizona State baseball coach asked players to give back athletics aid to bring on new recruits, NCAA investigation finds.

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.

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