The Chronicle of Higher Education | Athletics http://chronicle.com/topic/Athletics/115/ Topics :: Athletics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:51:39 EDT <![CDATA[A Better Way to Protect College Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132879/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Better-Way-to-Protect/132879/ Sickle-cell trait can cause students to die unexpectedly after intense exercise. But mandatory testing isn't a quick fix.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Ten and Ivy League Will Study Concussions Together]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-TenIvy-League-Will/132387/ With a combined resource of 17,500 athletes, the two conferences hope to find out more about the effects of such injuries.

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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Draws Shrinking Crowds in Many Big Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131294/ http://chronicle.com/article/Basketball-Draws-Shrinking/131294/ A Chronicle analysis shows that about one out of every five Division I programs has seen attendance fall by 20 percent or more.

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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The NCAA's New Leader Goes on the Offensive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130242/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-NCAAs-New-Leader-Goes-on/130242/ Mark Emmert is moving quickly to bring change to college sports. Some colleges, especially those with smaller, poorer programs, are feeling left behind.

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[What's Wrong With College Sports? Here's What You Said]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130252/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-College/130252/ Readers weighed in on what they would do to fix the current system.

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's Time for the NCAA to Get It Right]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130237/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-for-the-NCAA-to-Get/130237/ As the association considers sweeping changes in college sports, two experts offer ideas to put the focus on what is best for students rather than corporate interests.

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Division III Athletes Are Not 'Gladiators']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130180/ http://chronicle.com/article/Division-III-Athletes-Are-Not/130180/ "No one in these essays bothers to ask if the other sports would exist at Division I institutions if it weren't for football and basketball revenue."

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Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[2 Big East Members Have Discussed Starting a Basketball-Only League]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130139/ http://chronicle.com/article/2-Big-East-Members-Have/130139/ The preliminary conversations took place as the league worked to stabilize itself following the news that three members planned to leave, sources say.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 04:56:00 EST
<![CDATA[Eliminate the Profit Motive]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130070/ http://chronicle.com/article/Eliminate-the-Profit-Motive/130070/ Once it becomes clear that problems are systemic, and that the NCAA cannot institute fundamental change, Congress must force the issue.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exempt the NCAA From Antitrust]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130073/ http://chronicle.com/article/Exempt-the-NCAA-From-Antitrust/130073/ If college sports wants to create real reform, it will lift antitrust laws and give the NCAA more authority as a regulatory body.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tie Money to Values]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130074/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tie-Money-to-Values/130074/ We need to eliminate the economic incentives that fuel cheating, criminal cover-ups, and blatant noncompliance with federal laws giving women equal access to collegiate sports.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[What the Hell Has Happened to College Sports?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130071/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Hell-Has-Happened-to/130071/ What would you change about big-time athletics, if you could? The Chronicle asked several innovative thinkers who know and care about sports. Here's what they said.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[For One Women's Basketball Program, a Quest for Success Against Big-Time Opponents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129994/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-One-Womens-Basketball/129994/ Marist College's Brian Giorgis knows his team can't always win the recruiting game. But it can triumph on the court.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2011 23:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's a Guy Thing at Penn State, and That's a Problem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129860/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-a-Guy-Thing-at-Penn/129860/ Would the presence of a woman in authority in the athletic department have made a difference as the scandal unfolded?

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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Penn State Trustees Considered Canceling Rest of Football Season]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129816/ http://chronicle.com/article/Penn-State-Trustees-Considered/129816/ The idea didn't gain much traction among board members.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spanier's National Footprint Fades]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Spaniers-National-Footprint/129785/ Since being fired last week in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal, Penn State's longtime leader has been removed from positions in several organizations.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:44:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Penn State's Sex-Abuse Scandal Unfolded: a Timeline]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129767/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Penn-States-Sex-Abuse/129767/ Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:00:00 EST <![CDATA[NCAA Grapples With Covering Cost of Attendance for Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129582/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Grapples-With-Covering/129582/ A proposal to give players up to $2,000 more a year has raised concerns at a time when many college students are coping with economic gloom.

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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA Grapples With Covering Cost of Attendance for Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129535/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-Grapples-With-Covering/129535/ A proposal to give players up to $2,000 more a year has raised concerns at a time when many college students are coping with economic gloom.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Athletes Continue to Graduate at Record Levels, NCAA Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129529/ http://chronicle.com/article/Athletes-Continue-to-Graduate/129529/ Eighty percent of all Division I athletes who entered college from 2001 to 2004 graduated within six years of enrolling, according to new data.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NCAA to Consider Sweeping Changes in Athlete Aid and Eligibility Rules]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129483/ http://chronicle.com/article/NCAA-to-Consider-Sweeping/129483/ The Division I board will hear proposals on increasing the amount of money athletes receive and extending scholarships over multiple years.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Fresh Start for College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129314/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Fresh-Start-for-College/129314/ The hard truth is that high-profile athletics has gotten so out of hand that it needs an entirely new start, not a patchwork of incremental changes.

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Sun, 09 Oct 2011 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[One Parent on the Dangers of Scholarship Dreams]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129311/ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Parent-on-the-Dangers-of/129311/ Mark Hyman wrote a snarky article about parents who put their kids through surgery to preserve their athletic potential. Two years later, he did the same thing, and then wrote a book about it.

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Sun, 09 Oct 2011 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Epidemic of Injuries Plagues College Athletes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129313/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Epidemic-of-Injuries/129313/ Players are arriving on campus already suffering from the aches and pains of overuse, athletic trainers report.

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Sun, 09 Oct 2011 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Syracuse Hopes Move to ACC Expands Its Reach South and West]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129236/ http://chronicle.com/article/Syracuse-Hopes-Move-to-ACC/129236/ The university's long-hoped-for move to the Atlantic Coast Conference has finally happened.

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Sun, 02 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pay for 15 NCAA Executives Topped $7-Million in 2009]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129172/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pay-for-15-NCAA-Executives/129172/ Among officers who served in both 2008 and 2009, the median pay increase was 7.1 percent, according to tax filings.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:27:00 EDT