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Who's on First?

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A sports conference that always scheduled weekday basketball doubleheaders in which women’s teams played the first game — letting the men play in the later time slot — has altered the practice, after an anonymous sex discrimination complaint charged that this made the women’s games appear to be a “warm-up” act for the men’s games.

Now, hoping to avoid possible gender equity suits, other athletic conferences are considering similar scheduling changes.

Up, Up and Away

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Harvard faculty members, to almost no one's surprise, find out that grade inflation prospers.

Any Given Weekday

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Football teams that can get prime billing on Saturday shy away from games during week, citing academic and logistical problems. But the financially vulnerable play them for national attention.

'Curriculum Review' for Athletics

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When campus budgets are tight and athletics departments are under the microscope, college and university administrators use a variety of methods to determine which teams to cut and which to keep. Some look at downsizing from a purely financial perspective, cutting sports that cost the most to operate, either overall or on a per-athlete basis. Others consider the win-loss records and popularity of their teams, trimming those it seems few on their campus will miss. That all goes to say that there is no tried-and-true method for determining a sport’s value to an institution.

Running in Place

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For third straight year, graduation rate for Division I college athletes holds steady.

Transgender Pioneer

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Kye Allums, junior basketball player at George Washington U., surprised by female teammates' support of his decision to identify as a man.

Slimming Sports Spending

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When college athletics programs cannot cover their expenses with generated revenue, they are forced to rely on funds allocated from their institution’s wider budget. Since only 14 National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions report positive net revenues from athletics, nearly all NCAA athletics programs rely on this practice.

A New, Empty Stadium

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Slumping football attendance means U. of Akron athletics department must look elsewhere to pay off debt.

NCAA Considers Transgender Policy

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Working group offers association's first take on how its member institutions should deal with athletes who declare their status.

Ride Another Day

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Women's equestrian team settles with Delaware State U., which is second university this year to fail in bid to replace a women's team with a competitive cheerleading squad.

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