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February 03, 2016

EdWeek Commentary Blasts NCAA's Academic Influence on High Schools

The author of a recent Education Week Commentary took aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's influence over high schools' academic offerings.

January 27, 2016

Arne Duncan Appointed to Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

The commission, founded in 1989, aims to emphasize "academic values in an arena where commercialization of college sports often shadowed the underlying goals of higher education."

January 27, 2016

NCAA's Power 5 Adopt New Injury Rules, Table Talk of Athlete Time Demands

Beginning in August, all schools from the NCAA's "Power Five" conferences must ensure health care providers have final say over when student-athletes can return from concussions and other injuries.

December 29, 2015

Removing Football Helmets From Practice May Reduce Head-Impact Frequency

Those who participated in a weekly helmetless-tackling drill had a 28 percent reduction in head-impact frequency per athletic exposure over the course of a single season.

December 17, 2015

Mo. Legislator Withdraws Bill to Revoke Scholarships If Student-Athletes Strike

Five days after pre-filing a bill that would have revoked the scholarships of collegiate student-athletes if they went on strike, a Missouri legislator withdrew the proposed legislation.

November 16, 2015

What Might Missouri Football Strike Mean for College Athletes Moving Forward?

Two days after the University of Missouri's football team began withholding from all football-related activities, the university president resigned.

October 03, 2015

Appeals Court Puts Kibosh on Deferred-Compensation Plan for NCAA Athletes

A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a proposed plan that would have paid certain student-athletes as much as $5,000 annually in deferred compensation.

August 18, 2015

NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board unanimously declined jurisdiction Monday in the case involving Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize.

July 20, 2015

Houston Texans Star Warns Youth-Athletes About Social-Media Presence

J.J. Watt warned student-athletes to be extremely wary of what they post on their social-media accounts, given how quickly a poorly conceived post can spiral out of control.

July 18, 2015

Arkansas Football Coach Monitors Recruits' Social Media for Red Flags

During Wednesday's SEC media days, University of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema told reporters that he monitors recruits' social-media accounts as part of the recruiting process.

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