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Administrators Break NCAA Rules at South Carolina

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Wrongdoing by an academic dean and a former senior sports official land university on NCAA probation.

College Sports' New Problem

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For as long as there have been National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, there have been athletes desperate enough to compete, and colleges desperate enough to win, hunting for ways around the regulations. In no realm is the rule breaking more damaging to the integrity of higher education than in the association's academic rules, which now find themselves susceptible again.

A New Way to Keep Score

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75% of Division I teams perform better under NCAA's reconfigured graduation statistic than under the federal rate.

NCAA to Study High School Policies

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As alleged 'diploma mill' closes, association plans review of nontraditional schools and other issues at secondary level.

Reforming Reform

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Some Division III colleges seek to turn back the clock on 2004 rules changes that imposed limits on their sports programs.

Triumph for NCAA's Little Guys

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Members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I voted at the group’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday to overturn increases in the maximum number of scholarships available for female athletes. Critics characterized the move as a setback for women's sports, but supporters of the reversal said the proposed increases were not the best way to help female athletes and would favor the division's wealthier programs.

Goings-On at the NCAA Convention

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Division III keeps out the redshirt; academic progress rates coming soon; presidential involvement in Division I; and more.

NCAA Colleges Score

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Association's new measure makes athletes' graduation rates rise at virtually all Division I institutions.

The 'Old Boys Network' in College Sports

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Like many industries, Richard Lapchick argues, college sports subscribes to the "old boys' network" approach to employment -- the idea that the people doing the hiring are typically drawn to those with whom they are comfortable, which often means people who look like them.

Competing Interests

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From recruiting newsletters to shoe companies, big time college sports prospects sift through a maze of potential influences.

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