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November 10, 2016

Study Gauges Single-Sport Specialization Trends Among NCAA Athletes

Though single-sport specialization increases throughout high school, those interested in pursuing an athletic career in college don't need to follow that route, suggests a new study.

May 13, 2016

Professor Proposes Endorsement Model for Collegiate Student-Athletes

The proposed model would alter the National Collegiate Athletic Association's restrictions on collegiate student-athletes receiving compensation for usage of their names, images and likenesses.

May 02, 2016

Laremy Tunsil's NFL Draft Plunge a Cautionary Tale for Youth Athletes

Youth athletes with their sights set on playing collegiate sports should be careful of what they post on social media, as an Ole Miss football player learned recently during the NFL draft.

March 21, 2016

Who Wins the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Title Based on Academics?

If this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament were based on graduation-rate trends, the University of Texas Longhorns would emerge victorious.

March 02, 2016

Ivy League Moves Toward Banning Full-Contact Football Practices

All eight Ivy League head football coaches unanimously voted last week to eliminate full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season.

February 29, 2016

NCAA Surveying Student-Athletes About Time Demands of Sports

After tabling discussions over student-athlete time demands at its annual convention in January, the NCAA is soliciting feedback from every Division I athlete on the topic.

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.

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