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April 05, 2012

UConn's Academic Appeal Denied, Now Ineligible for 2013 Postseason

The Committee on Academic Performance denied an appeal that would have allowed the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team to participate in the 2013 NCAA tournament, despite not meeting new academic standards.

March 16, 2012

Most College Presidents Believe Sports Scandals Taint Higher Ed.

Nearly 70 percent of college and university presidents believe that recent athletic scandals at the college level have hurt all of higher education, according to a recent survey.

March 14, 2012

NCAA Teams Will "Rise to Challenge" of Higher Academic Standards, Arne Duncan Says

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised the NCAA today for raising their minimum academic standards during a press call to discuss the academic progress of participants in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments.

January 17, 2012

NCAA Delays 'Full Cost' Athletic Scholarships, Advances Multiyear Ones

The NCAA board of directors decided Saturday to delay the implementation of the $2,000 expense allowance for student-athletes until April, but moved ahead the proposal allowing schools to offer multiyear athletic scholarships to a full vote.

January 11, 2012

Student-Athlete Reforms Face Uncertain Future at NCAA Convention

High school student-athletes would be wise to pay close attention to the fate of two proposals that will be reconsidered by the Division I board of directors at the NCAA annual convention.

December 28, 2011

Multiyear Scholarships in Jeopardy for NCAA Athletes

More than 75 colleges and universities have signed onto a request asking the NCAA to override a recently approved proposal that would allow schools to offer multiyear scholarships to student-athletes, putting the fate of the new rule at risk.

December 16, 2011

NCAA Tables Extra Scholarship Money for Athletes Until January

125 schools signed a petition to override the new rule, which would have allowed schools to offer student-athletes up to $2,000 in extra scholarship money annually.

December 15, 2011

Extra Scholarship Money for NCAA Athletes? Not So Fast...

Ninety-seven schools have signed a petition asking the NCAA to override a measure approved earlier this year, which allowed conferences to offer $2,000 of extra scholarship money to student-athletes.

November 11, 2011

Penn State Scandal Sparks Bill to Tighten Abuse-Reporting Law

State Rep. Kevin Boyle announced a plan Wednesday to introduce legislation that would toughen the state's abuse reporting law, requiring that school officials take the information to police.

November 10, 2011

Arne Duncan 'Extraordinarily Angry' About Penn State Sex Allegations

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is none too pleased with the accusations of sexual misconduct that emerged against a former Penn State University defensive assistant coach coach this past weekend.

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