As recently as a few years ago, some gay football players endured intense homophobia, described in a preliminary study. But some say the climate is improving, for all athletes.
Gender equity experts say counting athletes for Title IX compliance, specifically counting certain athletes more than once, is no longer a simple matter.
Sports officials say only viable test, among three offered by federal government, for showing Title IX compliance is becoming more complicated to pass.
Government offers first confirmation it is looking into controversial method of determining a national champion in big-time sport.
Collegiate sports body hosts event for media intended to demystify what it says is its often "misunderstood" process of finding and penalizing institutions that break rules.
Oklahoma institution judges teams' leaders on their ability to help players excel on field and in classroom.
Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" — especially black institutions.
Major conferences debate whether athletics grants should be expanded to cover full cost of college attendance; critics say move could create further inequities.
Citing "integrity issues" and other problems, Division I presidents emerge from NCAA retreat calling for toughened academic standards and rules and more aid for athletes.
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