Time demands, concussion policies to be focus of NCAA meeting this week

At NCAA meeting, Division I and the Power Five conferences will take a second shot at legislation limiting time demands on athletes. Divisions II and III expect to adopt new rules giving “unchallengeable authority” to physicians on when athletes should play after concussions.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.


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