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U of Alabama at Birmingham learns how difficult it is to sack college football

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U of Alabama at Birmingham's flip-flop on ending football illustrates how difficult it is to shut down a program, even a money-losing one with a so-so record.
 

 

NCAA suspends Syracuse U. basketball coach, vacates 108 wins

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N.C.A.A. finds that university employees completed coursework for athletes -- and questions why it took 8 years to complete investigation into such a serious problem.

College athletes greatly overestimate their chances of playing professionally

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More than three-quarters of men's Division I basketball players think they will play professionally, but less than 2 percent make it to the NBA.

'Power Five' leagues expand athletic scholarships to cover full cost of attendence

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In a debate-filled session involving athletes for the first time, the 'Power Five' conferences vote to increase financial aid, adopt a new concussion policy, and bar colleges from reducing aid for athletic reasons.

'Power Five' members to flex new legislative muscles at NCAA convention

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At NCAA convention, "Power Five" conferences will demonstrate how powerful their new autonomy is, Division II will consider athlete representation on its council, and Division III may loosen recruiting restrictions.

U. of Georgia swimming coach suspended after encouraging professor to enroll student in concluded course

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A professor is caught in the middle of an athletics scandal after he is encouraged by a swimming coach to admit a student into an independent study course as a last-ditch effort to maintain eligibility.

Should the NCAA prevent convicted criminals from playing college sports?

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After a football star at Alcorn State is revealed to be a registered sex offender, some ask why NCAA is resisting demands that it ban colleges from enrolling such athletes.

Graduation rates for athletes hit record high

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The NCAA's Graduation Success Rate for college athletes is at an all-time high, but critics continue to question its definition of success.

Former congressman says 'inexorable change' coming to NCAA sports

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At a panel on the state of college athletics, a former Congressman says a presidential commission on college sports is all but inevitable.

With autonomy granted, 'rocky road' still ahead for five richest NCAA conferences

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As deadline to call for an unlikely vote to override NCAA governance shift approaches, many question whether the five wealthiest sports conferences' newfound authority will lead to any major changes.

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