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March 04, 2011

When Athletics Takes Precedence Over Academics in Higher Education

Over in Walt Gardner's Reality Check Blog today, Gardner reviews a recent New York Times article about Coastal Carolina's attempt to build a brand name through athletics instead of academics. It's well worth a read, and certainly raises questions about what's taking priority on college campuses thes...

March 02, 2011

Should Background Checks Be Mandatory for All Prospective College Athletes?

In light of a new Sports Illustrated/CBS News investigation into the criminal backgrounds of high-profile college football players, student-athletes hoping to play at the college level may soon be facing background checks in their recruiting future. The report, released today, lays out the results ...

February 02, 2011

College Football Signing Day: What Role Can Recruiting Services Play?

Today isn't just Groundhog Day (sorry, Puxatawney Phil fans). It also happens to be national signing day in the world of college football, meaning that Division I football coaches around the country are holding their collective breath all day as they wait to see how the future of their programs take...

January 20, 2011

NCAA Allows Middle School Recruiting to Continue

The NCAA legislative council has voted down a proposal that would have barred college coaches from offering scholarships to recruits in all sports before July 1 of their senior year in high school. They rejected the ban at the NCAA national convention in San Antonio last week. "The concern is how i...

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