College football playoff could mean philosophical, practical shift from BCS

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A college football playoff looks more likely than ever. As details develop, exactly what that will mean -- for athletes, sports finances, universities and their presidents, and the NCAA -- remains to be seen.

The 2012 NCAA March Madness Academic Performance Tournament

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Who would win the NCAA men's basketball tournament if it were based on classroom performance? It's not who you might think.

Is NCAA governance on the brink of reform?

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Fights over financial aid rules have revealed longstanding tension over governance of NCAA's top division -- and prompted a review of the structure. But will all get the representation they want?

NCAA adopts, tables rules at convention

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Division I board takes action -- sort of -- on its controversial scholarship rules, and Divisions II and III ease recruiting restrictions.

At NCAA convention, educators question academic reform measures

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Educators want higher NCAA academic standards -- but they're not so sure the association has gone about it in the best way.

NCAA to consider legislation at annual convention

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It's been a wild year for the NCAA. At this week's national convention, Division I will be forced to modify or eliminate some of its reform initiatives, while Divisions II and III will look to ease recruiting regulations.

Youngstown State will keep convicted rapist on football team, but won't let him play in games

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Youngstown State defends decision to let student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor join football team, but says he won’t play in games this fall.

Wright State faculty takes issue with sports spending

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Some Wright State faculty members wonder why the university’s athletics budget is protected, but nothing else is.

Louisville basketball coach suspended for five games for prostitution scandal in program

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Head basketball coach at Louisville, where program paid escorts to strip and perform sex acts for recruits, will be suspended for five games. The university says the punishment -- seen by some experts as a slap on the wrist -- is too harsh and intends to appeal.

Male athletes need to be educated about sexual assault (essay)

Sexual Assault on Campus

We must confront the subject of sexual violence head-on and educate male student-athletes about the various forms of it, writes DeWitt Scott.

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