Athletics

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.

NCAA Academic Metric Hits HBCUs

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Association's penalties for athletes' poor classroom performance particularly affect college sports' "have-nots" — especially black institutions.

Mind the (Scholarship) Gap

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Major conferences debate whether athletics grants should be expanded to cover full cost of college attendance; critics say move could create further inequities.

New Wave of NCAA Reform?

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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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