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Grade for UNC Athlete's 146-Word Essay: A-

Was part of fake class scandal, says tutor

(Newser) - A series of investigations into University of North Carolina athletics, including one by HBO's Real Sports this week, has revealed an alarming practice at the school that allowed athletes to skate through college with only "a second- or third-grade [reading] level," campus tutor Mary Willingham tells ESPN... More »

Hazing Gets Whole Cornell Lacrosse Team Suspended

Players in trouble after 'coerced' drinking

(Newser) - It's going to be a quiet autumn for the Cornell men's lacrosse team, which made it to the NCAA semifinals last year. The whole team was suspended temporarily on Sept. 13 over what the university calls alleged "coerced consumption of alcohol by underage freshmen"—"a... More »

Time to Rethink Role of Coaches

Drew Magary: They've gotten away with too much for far too long

(Newser) - The Mike Rice debacle at Rutgers is unusual only because Rice got caught, writes Drew Magary at Deadspin . The sad fact is that top-level coaches are "freaks" who have gotten away with exactly this kind of behavior for way too long. "Both parenting and teaching have evolved significantly... More »

Schools Spend Way More on Athletes Than Students

Six times more at Division I colleges

(Newser) - Sorry brainiacs, but if you go to a Division I public school, you can expect your institution to spend more—much more—on athletes than on education. A new analysis picked up by USA Today lays out some key stats:
  • At 97 schools that compete in top-tier football, per-athlete spending
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ND Senate: Teams Can Drop Fighting Sioux Name

UND now allowed to drop nickname NCAA finds objectionable

(Newser) - The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux teams can now change their nickname if they want to, the state Senate has decided. A law requiring UND teams to keep their name and logo was adopted in response to the NCAA's decision to put UND under sanctions because it... More »

NCAA to Punish North Dakota Over 'Fighting Sioux' Name

School can't host postseason sports events

(Newser) - The NCAA plans to penalize the University of the North Dakota for sticking with its Fighting Sioux nickname. Starting in August, the university can't host postseason sports tournaments and its players can't wear the logo in postseason games, reports the Grand Forks Herald . State lawmakers tried to shield... More »

Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport

School can't count it under Title IX

(Newser) - Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled today in ordering a Connecticut school to keep its women's volleyball team. Volleyball players sued Quinnipiac University after it announced in 2009 it would eliminate the team for budgetary reasons and... More »

'I'm Like, That Is Not Me:' Dirty Soccer Player

Elizabeth Lambert confused, remorseful about hair-pulling episode

(Newser) - Elizabeth Lambert is confused, remorseful, and a little defensive about some much-publicized bad behavior on the soccer field that got her suspended from the University of New Mexico team. “There were times in the game where I was literally like, ‘All right, Elizabeth, you’ve got to get... More »

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