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Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When it's not staging any Final Four match-ups, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the powerful governing body critics love to hate. The association's 11-year, $6-billion contract with CBS to televise the tournament has become a lightning rod for critics who say the association is all about making money off athletes. Not so,…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Professional Associations, Criticism, Money Management
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Despite all the alarm that recruiting in college sports has spun out of control, for many athletes the process was neither as intrusive, nor as lavish, as its critics have warned, according to a "Chronicle" survey of hundreds of current Division I athletes. But the accelerated pace of recruiting, and the demands it placed on athletes during their…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Scholarships, Student Surveys
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has penalized fewer teams than it expected this year over athletes' poor academic performance. For years, officials with the NCAA have predicted that strikingly high numbers of college sports teams could be at risk of losing scholarships this year because of their…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Academic Achievement, Athletes, Scholarships
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
According to a report by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), scholarship athletes at Division I institutions continue to graduate at a rate higher than students over all. Among white male students, athletes graduated at a lower rate than their peers in the student body at large. In a handful of the biggest programs, athletes completed…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Graduation Rate, Athletes, College Graduates