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College Sports' $4 Million Man

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Last Friday, on the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s annual convention, the biggest college sports story of the day was the University of Alabama’s hiring of Nick Saban to a record-breaking $32 million, eight-year contract.  

NAFTA, NCAA Style

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Vote opens the door for Canadian institutions to join the college sports association.  

A Knight (Commission) Roundtable

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College sports reform group hears panelists debate the state of Title IX and the recruitment of athletes.

Mulling Ways to Add Minority Coaches

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Lamenting lack of racial diversity in college coaching ranks, Congressional subcommittee says it would consider legislation.

Hedging Its Bets on the Lottery?

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Commercial linking the University of Iowa to state gambling raises concerns for faculty members and the NCAA.

Coaches They Go Round and Round

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And the "carousel" goes up and down.... So what about the players left behind? 

Women and Men in Women's Sports

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Men suited up to play ball with women at about two-thirds of Division I institutions in 2005-6, although only one two universities across the National Collegiate Athletic Association's three divisions said they recruited fewer female players or provided fewer scholarships because men practiced with women, according to

'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

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Last month's resignation of Louisiana State University's women's basketball coach amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with her players has once again raised an issue that has long dogged women's sports: the perceived prevalence of lesbian coaches. Some advocates for women's athletics fear that the incident involving Pokey Chatman will have negative ramifications for female coaches and encourage the use of "negative recruiting" aimed at some coaches and programs.

NCAA's Evolving Academic Picture

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The evidence is mounting. In year three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's new system for measuring and reporting athletes' and teams' academic performance, through what it calls the Academic Progress Rate, the association is getting a good sense of which teams are safe from penalties and which are digging themselves into trouble.

Revisiting Title IX Policy

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As federal civil rights panel prepares to discuss a survey designed to gauge campus gender equity, women's sports supporters push back.

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