PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Athletics http://www.chronicle.com/section/Athletics/22/ 2018-07-22T14:02:15-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Athletic Director’s Path to Redemption Included an Inquiry About His Relationship With a Subordinate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Athletic-Director-s-Path-to/243792 2018-06-28T20:04:42-04:00 The University of Maryland found no wrongdoing, but documents and interviews suggest that concerns about Damon Evans and a female coworker were widely held and upset the culture of the athletics department. By Jack Stripling As Hard as It Tries, Illinois Can’t Move On From Its Native American Mascot http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Hard-as-It-Tries-Illinois/243603 2018-06-06T17:54:21-04:00 The Chief Illiniwek symbol has been retired for more than a decade, but a new billboard and a trip by trustees cast doubt on the university’s ability to leave its mascot behind. By Chris Quintana Ohio State Investigates Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Against Doctor Who Worked With at Least 8 Sports Teams http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ohio-State-Investigates/243347 2018-05-04T17:19:00-04:00 The accusations against Richard H. Strauss, who died in 2005, relate to his work with university athletes from the 1970s to the 1990s. By Julian Wyllie Big Pay Day for College Hoops Players? Don’t Count On It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Pay-Day-for-College-Hoops/243237 2018-04-25T19:09:00-04:00 A commission led by Condoleezza Rice promised bold reforms to root out corruption in college basketball. Instead it sidestepped player-compensation issues that many see at the heart of the matter.  By Jack Stripling Commission Calls for Tougher Basketball Penalties for Colleges and End to ‘One and Done’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commission-Calls-for-Tougher/243228 2018-04-25T13:48:32-04:00 The independent commission, led by Condoleezza Rice, stopped short of suggesting that men’s basketball players be paid. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz One Major Sports Scandal Can Tank a University’s Applications http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Major-Sports-Scandal-Can/243172 2018-04-19T18:13:00-04:00 A new data analysis finds that the ramifications of athletic scandals are typically wide-reaching, affecting both the quantity and quality of applications and enrollment. By Emma Kerr New Colleges Are Named in Basketball-Corruption Inquiry http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Colleges-Are-Named-in/243091 2018-04-11T15:15:00-04:00 A new indictment states that an executive for a sports-apparel company paid the parents of college-basketball recruits for players’ commitments. The indictment includes players at Kansas and N.C. State, and names the Universities of Miami and of Louisville. By Emma Kerr One Leader Wants to Move Beyond His University’s Controversial Mascot. Here’s What He Has in Mind. http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Leader-Wants-to-Move/243076 2018-04-09T15:39:00-04:00 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign retired its Native American mascot, Chief Illiniwek, more than a decade ago. Its staying power has prompted the chancellor, Robert Jones, to put on a series of “critical conversations.” By Chris Quintana Here Are the Hottest College Sports — and the Ones in Decline http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-Are-the-Hottest-College/242951 2018-03-28T17:01:00-04:00 Recent cuts at Eastern Michigan University have only added to the woes for tennis and wrestling. But a Chronicle analysis of Education Department data shows that some other sports are in the ascent. By Dan Bauman The Mascot Is Fiction. The War Is Real. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Mascot-Is-Fiction-The-War/242893 2018-03-23T17:20:00-04:00 Why Chief Illiniwek, retired more than a decade ago, still inspires anger, pain, and pride in an Illinois college town. By Chris Quintana 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.