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October 27, 2011

NCAA Raises Minimum GPA for Incoming Student-Athletes

The Division I board of directors approved a package of proposals on Thursday that will boost academic standards for student-athletes and improve their welfare on campus.

October 25, 2011

NCAA Athletes Petition for Cut of Media Revenues

The players asked the NCAA to set aside an unspecified amount of money from new TV revenues each year and put it into an "educational lockbox" for football and men's basketball players.

October 24, 2011

NCAA Mulling Academic Changes That Would Affect High Schoolers

Minimum GPA for incoming student-athletes could be on the rise under a proposal being considered by the NCAA Division I board of directors this week.

October 10, 2011

Crying Found to Give College Football Players a 'Mental Edge'

College football players who felt comfortable displaying emotion—both positive (happiness) and negative (sadness)—were found to have higher self-esteem than those who shunned emotion, according to three new studies.

September 22, 2011

NCAA Conference Realignment Hurts High School Athletes

With uncertainty continuing to hover, high school athletes making their college decisions in the next few years may not quite know what they're getting into when they commit.

September 16, 2011

NCAA Sued for Failing to Protect Players From Concussions

The class action lawsuit alleges that the NCAA knew about the consequences of concussions and other head injuries, but chose to ignore said studies at the expense of player safety.

September 13, 2011

Report: Top-Tier NCAA Athletes Worth $100,000 or More

With student-athletes receiving only scholarships as compensation, the National College Players Association argues that they should start receiving a cut of the revenues.

August 30, 2011

Report: NCAA Pay-for-Play Would Cost $200M Annually

If NCAA student-athletes were reclassified as employees of their universities paying all Division I student-athletes would only cost their universities $50.6 million, with the federal government footing the rest of the bill.

August 16, 2011

Experiences of Top Recruits Point to Need for NCAA Reforms

Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated and published independent analyses of top-100 men's college basketball recruits, examining the rising number of high school decommitments and incidents of illegal contact, respectively.

August 12, 2011

NCAA Approves Higher Academic Standards for Athletes

Teams who fall below an average four-year APR of 930 face postseason bans from NCAA competition, including NCAA tournaments.

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