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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.

New NCAA rules allow athletes to interact more freely with professional sports

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New NCAA rules allow basketball players to enter the draft multiple times and let baseball players hire agents.

NCAA establishes 'best practices' for mental health of college athletes

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National Collegiate Athletic Association releases new guidelines on dealing with the mental health of college athletes, an issue that remains a top concern for the association's chief medical officer.

'Dysfunctional' relationship between coach, compliance director leads to NCAA violations at U of Hawaii

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U of Hawaii men's basketball team violated rules when it falsified financial forms for an international transfer student and failed to report that a player had driven a booster's car.

Louisiana State University player to auction jersey, despite NCAA rules

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Critics say NCAA decision to allow football player to auction off his jersey for charity points to arbitrary nature of the association's stance on players making money from their own "name and likeness."

Appeals court ruling on O'Bannon case a mixed bag for NCAA, athletes

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A federal appeals court backs ruling that NCAA violates antitrust laws with limits on athlete compensation, but rejects allowing athletes to receive up to $5,000 a year in pay.

Football conferences putting medical spotters in replay booths

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College football conferences agree that putting additional medical spotters in replay booths is a good idea, but they're debating about giving those observers the power to stop a game.

21 of 24 Division I historically black colleges face possible postseason bans in 2016

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Many teams at historically black colleges and universities struggle to reach academic progress rate required by NCAA. Next year, the challenge will be even larger.

Education groups reconsider hosting events in state after new 'religious freedom' law

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N.C.A.A., Educause, NASPA and other groups hosting events in Indiana say they're concerned about new law that critics argue gives businesses the right to discriminate against gay people. Thus far, no one is staying away -- and some wonder why criticism came too late.

Changes at Syracuse U. do little to hold officials accountable for academic fraud, critics say

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In wake of academic fraud case, Syracuse backs coach, gives A.D. a top administrative job and appeals harshest N.C.A.A. penalties. Is it taking the case seriously enough?

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