PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Athletics http://www.chronicle.com/section/Athletics/22/ 2017-10-23T05:59:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Coaches Offer Unfiltered Views of NCAA Scholarship Limits http://www.chronicle.com/article/Coaches-Offer-Unfiltered-Views/238454 2016-11-20T18:30:00-05:00 Many believe the association’s aid system is flawed — but not in the way you might think. By Brad Wolverton The Myth of the Sports Scholarship http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Myth-of-the-Sports/238453 2016-11-20T18:30:00-05:00 Allison Goldblatt and her family believed that her elite status as a swimmer would pay her way at the college of her choice. But they found out the truth. By Brad Wolverton Sonny Vaccaro Plans One Last Push Against the NCAA http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sonny-Vaccaro-Plans-One-Last/238063 2016-10-14T04:55:00-04:00 The former shoe marketer, now an influential advocate for college athletes, looks to enlist new plaintiffs to challenge NCAA restrictions. By Brad Wolverton As Sports Spending Soars, Programs Scramble to Keep Up http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Sports-Spending-Soars/238017 2016-10-09T18:45:56-04:00 Declines in tuition revenue and cutbacks in state budgets have led more colleges to question the sustainability of athletics spending. But will anyone really pull back? By Brad Wolverton and Dan Bauman Court’s Refusal to Hear O’Bannon Case Leaves Player-Pay Issue Unsettled http://www.chronicle.com/article/Court-s-Refusal-to-Hear/237985 2016-10-03T22:32:00-04:00 The Supreme Court's action lets stand lower-court rulings that allow college athletes to be compensated up to their full cost of attendance. By Brad Wolverton Sports Programs Draw Up a New Playbook for Student Activism http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sports-Programs-Draw-Up-a-New/237887 2016-09-23T04:55:00-04:00 Few college athletes have emulated Colin Kaepernick’s national-anthem demonstrations. Athletic directors say it’s because they’re doing a better job of listening to players. By Brad Wolverton A Star Quarterback’s Unfiltered Posts Set Off Debate About Athletes’ Speech Rights http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Star-Quarterback-s/237354 2016-08-04T04:55:00-04:00 On social media, Josh Rosen insulted Donald Trump and questioned a lucrative apparel deal. Some observers say his coach’s reproach is evidence that athletes face undue pressure not to rock the boat. By Katherine Mangan