A push for new facilities and increased aid for athletes has fueled a boom in gifts. But some donors are growing weary of the appeals.
Athletic departments cover millions of dollars in scholarships for players, but set aside a tiny share of their revenue for academic programs.
Hint: Rewarding academics isn’t one of them. Coaches have negotiated for new facilities, bigger budgets, and increasingly generous perks.
The question now for many is whether the Missouri players' example will inspire athletes at other colleges to start protests on their own campuses.
Two years ago, Will Collier landed his dream job, overseeing academic services for one of the country's premier programs. His experience illustrates the challenge of protecting academic integrity in big-time college sports.
A federal appeals court finds the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but strikes down a prior ruling that would allow for annual $5,000 payments to athletes.
The group convened a panel of experts to discuss how some of the looming challenges for intercollegiate athletics could be resolved.
North Carolina State University weighs reallocating money from the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to stay competitive in recruiting.
The University of Tennessee is tops among the 65 wealthiest programs, offering players an extra $5,666 each to cover their expenses.
The association still faces questions about academic problems, but at this year’s Final Four the focus is on the game, not on whether athletes go to bed hungry.
Mary C. Willingham spoke with The Chronicle about how Chapel Hill's academic scandal highlighted larger problems in big-time college sports.