PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Athletics http://www.chronicle.com/section/Athletics/22/ 2018-03-20T09:32:15-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Much Can a University Make of a March Madness Cinderella Story? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Can-a-University-Make/242858 2018-03-18T16:22:00-04:00 The University of Maryland-Baltimore County made basketball history — and earned a chance to talk itself up to the nation. At least in the short term, it could see broader benefits. By Sara Hebel and Brock Read How the NCAA’s March Madness Windfall Makes Its Way to Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-NCAA-s-March-Madness/242804 2018-03-12T17:53:00-04:00 The tournament is as lucrative as ever for the association and its member institutions. The formulas for revenue distribution make sure that the power conferences get the most. By Dan Bauman and Tyler Davis Several Universities May Be Implicated in Basketball Probe, New Report Suggests http://www.chronicle.com/article/Several-Universities-May-Be/242626 2018-02-23T13:00:00-05:00 A report by Yahoo Sports suggests that a federal investigation of bribery in college basketball could involve at least 20 big-time programs. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Inside Auburn’s Secret Effort to Advance an Athlete-Friendly Curriculum http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-Auburn-s-Secret/242569 2018-02-16T13:00:00-05:00 Documents show that academic leaders discussed tailoring programs for the specific benefit of athletes, and no one is seriously asking if that’s a problem. By Jack Stripling Who Should Oversee Athletes’ Academic Progress? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Should-Oversee-Athletes-/242351 2018-01-28T18:30:00-05:00 The athletic director or the provost? The question comes to the fore at Ohio University. By Eric Kelderman Michigan State’s Athletic Director Resigns Amid Fallout From Nassar Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-s-Athletic/242354 2018-01-26T11:52:00-05:00 Mark Hollis, who had led the athletics department since 2008, stepped down as the reckoning continued over the university’s response to Larry Nassar’s sexual molestation of scores of gymnasts. By Andy Thomason The NCAA as Modern Jim Crow? A Sports Historian Explains Why She Drew the Parallel http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-NCAA-as-Modern-Jim-Crow-A/242240 2018-01-12T17:51:00-05:00 Victoria Jackson, a lecturer at Arizona State University, drew attention for her Los Angeles Times op-ed about how college athletics “contributes to the undervaluing of black lives.” By Emma Kerr Where the Buck Stopped in the UNC Fraud Scandal (Hint: Not at the Top) http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/unc-scandal 2017-10-13T14:25:00-04:00 The NCAA’s report all but ensures that none of Chapel Hill’s top brass will be disciplined for their involvement. Other people have borne the brunt of the fallout. By Jack Stripling In UNC Case, No Watchdog for Major Academic Fraud http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-UNC-Case-No-Watchdog-for/241448 2017-10-13T11:49:00-04:00 The NCAA’s decision not to penalize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that no one in higher education is responsible for policing fraud of that scope. By Eric Kelderman Essential Reading on the Chapel Hill Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Essential-Reading-on-the/153 2017-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 Need to catch up on the history of academic fraud on the University of North Carolina's flagship campus? Start here. How a Reality-TV Star Became the Voice of Sexual-Violence Prevention http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Reality-TV-Star-Became/241321 2017-10-01T18:30:00-04:00 When college coaches need someone to talk to their athletes about the importance of respecting women, they call Alexis Jones. By Sarah Brown Basketball Scandal Highlights the Power of the Assistant Coach — and the Limits of Oversight http://www.chronicle.com/article/Basketball-Scandal-Highlights/241339 2017-09-29T21:32:19-04:00 The charges against former coaches provide a behind-the-scenes look at how assistants serve as key points of access to college players — and how checks on their power fall short. By Michael Vasquez What Could Louisville Buy for the Money It Will Take to Fire Rick Pitino? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Could-Louisville-Buy-for/241319 2017-09-28T14:33:29-04:00 Ousting the scandal-plagued basketball coaching icon could run $44.5 million, which is more than all of the salaries in the College of Arts & Sciences. By Jack Stripling The Steering Committee http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Steering-Committee/241134 2017-09-08T13:23:55-04:00 In 2015 the most famous bovine in college sports died. How does a university go about replacing a live mascot? By Steve Kolowich Big-Time Sports Programs Tighten Rules on Athletes With Sexual-Assault Records http://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Time-Sports-Programs/240892 2017-08-09T23:00:24-04:00 The wealthiest athletic conferences and some of their members have taken steps to bar players who commit sexual misconduct or other forms of violence. Advocates wonder if the bans will work in practice. By Sarah Brown Women Who Broke the Glass Ceiling in College Sports Tell How They Did It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Women-Who-Broke-the-Glass/240060 2017-05-12T04:55:00-04:00 As athletics administration diversifies, some women are exploring how to strengthen the pipeline to leadership. By Tom Hesse Among Haves and Have-Nots in Athletics, One Common Fear: Academic Misconduct http://www.chronicle.com/article/Among-HavesHave-Nots-in/239685 2017-04-04T04:55:00-04:00 Both big and small programs put a priority on trust in their athletic tutors. "We’ll tell them right off the bat, We almost don’t care what you know," one tutor coordinator says. "The question is: Can you be trusted?" By Tom Hesse Victim in Vanderbilt Rape Case Is Shocked That a Suspect Is Speaking on Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Victim-in-Vanderbilt-Rape-Case/239679 2017-04-02T14:24:00-04:00 The suspect, who has pleaded not guilty and faces trial in June, has been part of a presentation for athletes on sexual-assault awareness and prevention. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Why Is a Suspect in the Vanderbilt Rape Case Talking to Athletes About Sexual Assault? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-a-Suspect-in-the/239652 2017-03-31T04:44:00-04:00 Brandon E. Banks was scheduled to speak to athletes at Louisiana State University, until concerned students and faculty members got wind of the talk. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Amid Lurid Allegations, Minnesota Football Team Drops Threatened Boycott http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Lurid-Allegations/238714 2016-12-17T14:35:42-05:00 Last Thursday the team demanded that the university reinstate 10 players suspended for alleged sexual assaults. But by Saturday, extraordinary details of the gang rape had been disclosed. By Katherine Mangan