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At Knight Commission meeting, worries over spending and stability of Football Bowl Subdivision

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At meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, sports leaders express concern about "out of control" spending among top conferences. So far, colleges don't appear to be trying to reverse course.

Study finds large gap between graduation rates of black, white football players

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New report finds big-time college football players at wealthiest programs graduate at rates lower than their nonathlete male peers. For black players, the gap is even bigger.

NCAA stances on social issues prompts mix of praise, scorn and skepticism

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NCAA stance against discrimination draws praise and raises questions about how association picks its battles and why it doesn't similarly challenge its own members.

Ivy League announces proposals for curbing early recruitment of athletes

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Urging colleges to change a recruiting culture that targets middle schoolers, Ivy League announces proposals for curbing early recruitment of athletes.

Advocates say UNC's hiring of coach accused of abuse points to lack of NCAA oversight

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came under fire last week for hiring a volunteer assistant who had been accused of abusing players at the University of Illinois. The NCAA has no rules against coaches mistreating their players. 

Q&A with director of new documentary about NCAA

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Director of new documentary about the National Collegiate Athletic Association argues that the organization places the profits of college sports programs ahead of the best interests of athletes.

Will U of North Carolina's challenge of NCAA's authority work?

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North Carolina tells the sports governance group that it does not have the authority to punish the university for academic fraud. Association may be heading for another fight with one of its high-profile members.

Despite long odds, universities start or resume big-time football programs

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Starting -- or reviving -- a Division I football team is an expensive and complicated process, with little obvious return on the investment. So why do colleges keep doing it?

More than a dozen athletic programs have committed academic fraud in last decade, with more likely to come

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NCAA finds two staff members at Georgia Southern committed academic fraud, completing assignments for three football players. The university joins more than a dozen others that have also committed fraud in the last decade.

NCAA rules allow boosters to help athletes accused of sexual assault

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Many universities provide lists of friendly lawyers to athletes accused of sexual assault and other crimes but don't provide the same help to victims or nonathletes with legal troubles. U of Tennessee settlement raises questions about the practice, which the NCAA permits.

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