Athletics

Siren Song of Sports

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California universities may face devastating budget cuts, but UCSD is moving toward big-time athletics.

'Big-Time Sports in American Universities'

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As a leading economist of education, Charles T. Clotfelter has brought data-driven analysis to many key topics surrounding American schools and colleges: the impact of K-12 desegregation, teacher compensation, federal tax policy and charitable giving, and cost escalation in higher education, among many others. Yet he, like many other social scientists, had until recently largely ignored a highly visible element of today's (and yesterday's, for that matter) campus environment: the highly commercialized endeavor of big-time athletics.

Athletes for Gay Rights

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A straight star in college wrestling launches organization to promote equity in sports for people of all orientations.

Ambition Beyond Athletics

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Drake plans to offer formal leadership training to all of its team members — and will soon take its football players on a service-learning trip to Africa.

Gay Linebackers

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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.

Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Gender equity experts say counting athletes for Title IX compliance, specifically counting certain athletes more than once, is no longer a simple matter.

Pick Your Poison

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Sports officials say only viable test, among three offered by federal government, for showing Title IX compliance is becoming more complicated to pass.

U.S. Examines Football Bowl System

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Government offers first confirmation it is looking into controversial method of determining a national champion in big-time sport.

NCAA Opens Up On Enforcement

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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.

Evaluating Community College Coaches

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Oklahoma institution judges teams' leaders on their ability to help players excel on field and in classroom.

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