Board Dismisses Ruling Allowing College Athletes To Unionize

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th August Sportscollege athletesNCAAunions

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a historic ruling that Northwestern University football players are school employees who are entitled to form what would be the nation's first union of college athletes.

The NLRB released its decision Monday.Read More »

Academic Fraud Lands North Carolina On Probation

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th June SportsNCAAUniversity of North Carolina

An accreditation agency important to colleges receiving federal funds says University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is on probation for a year over its academic fraud scandal.

The board of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges decided Thursday to sanction the school - the country's oldest public university - over failing to comply with several keRead More »

Colleges Across The Country Are Playing Lacrosse

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st May SportslacrosseNCAA

From Florida to Stanford and Albany to Denver, the sport of lacrosse is growing at the college level in the United States.

US Lacrosse, the governing body of the sport, has produced a participation report annually since 2001, and the latest figures show that 39 schools added varsity programs in 2014, bringing the total number of schools playing the game across three divisions to Read More »

Breaking News: Federal Agency Says College Athletes Can Unionize

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th March Sportscollege athleticsNCAA
In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize. Wednesday's landmark ruling by a regional director of National Labor Relations Board means the players are deemed employees under federal law and so can create the nation's first college athletes' union.Read More »

Lawsuit Seeks To End NCAA's "Unlawful Cartel"

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th March SportsNCAA
A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the eve of the NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, its most prominent showcase.Read More »

Report: NCAA Graduation Rates For Athletes Improving

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th March SportsNCAA
A new study says overall graduation rates improved among players at schools in this year's men's NCAA basketball tournament, and African-American players in particular did better. The annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport shows African-American players' graduation success rate increased from 59 percent in 2012 to 65 percent thiRead More »

Executive: NCAA Deserves Some of the Criticism It Gets

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February SportsethicsNCAA
A top NCAA executive says the governing body deserves some of the criticism it has been peppered with lately while trying to run the "messy and complex business" of college sports. Executive committee Chairwoman Lou Anna K.Read More »


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