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August 15, 2012

Olympian Missy Franklin Torn Between Choosing College or Career

If Franklin decides to swim at the collegiate level, she'll be barred from accepting potentially millions in endorsements due to National Collegiate Athletic Association rules.

August 08, 2012

Cheerleading Can't Count as Sport for Title IX, Appeals Court Rules

Colleges are still not allowed to count competitive cheerleading as a sport when trying to satisfy compliance standards of Title IX, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

August 02, 2012

George Mitchell Appointed as Penn State's Athletics Integrity Monitor

The NCAA named former U.S. Senator George Miller as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor for Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday, with a five-year term beginning immediately.

July 23, 2012

What NCAA Penalties Mean for Penn State Athletes, Recruits

For current Penn State football players and incoming recruits, the NCAA's penalties opened the door for a massive exodus of talent over the next few years.

July 20, 2012

Big Ten Reportedly Considers Allowing Commissioner to Fire Coaches

Under a proposal currently being considered by Big Ten Conference leaders, commissioner Jim Delany and the conference's council of presidents and chancellors (COPC) would have the power to fire athletic coaches who damage their school's reputation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 18, 2012

Ivy League Approves Rules to Reduce Concussions in Soccer, Lacrosse

The Ivy League announced new rules Monday designed to limit the amount of student-athlete concussions in both men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse, effective this coming school year.

July 06, 2012

NCAA Punishes AAU Youth-Basketball Teams for Agent Ties

Three Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams will be ineligible to compete in NCAA-certified events this July due to prohibited ties with a sports agent, and a fourth must disassociate with its coach to remain eligible for competition.

July 03, 2012

College Football Success Leads to Uptick in Applications, Donations

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research estimates that each extra win from a major football program results in an increase of alumni athletic donations of $136,400.

June 21, 2012

Ten Men's Basketball Teams Earn NCAA Tournament Ban for Academics

These postseason bans carry the implicit message that the NCAA isn't messing around when it comes to student-athlete academics, which should draw the attention of all future college athletes.

April 27, 2012

NCAA Pushes Back Academic Reform for Limited-Resource Institutions

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors decided Thursday to give limited-resource institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) more time to implement new academic reforms.

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