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.
The former shoe marketer, now an influential advocate for college athletes, looks to enlist new plaintiffs to challenge NCAA restrictions.
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?
The Supreme Court's action lets stand lower-court rulings that allow college athletes to be compensated up to their full cost of attendance.
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.
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.
A new book details how stories about sexual assaults by players extend far beyond each perpetrator. Coaches, administrators, and to some extent the news media all run the same plays when a new case breaks.
Forest Trail Sports University has no faculty members, is not accredited, and isn’t offering any of its own courses. Experts say it exists in a gray area of regulation, raising questions about who oversees it.
A new rule allows more players to get full scholarships in the summer. Critics worry that the change could put many programs at a recruiting disadvantage.
A new proposal would allow players to take a reduced schedule during their competitive playing season, letting them focus on their studies when they have more time.
Players want more downtime following road trips, at least two weeks off after the season, and more chances to participate in internships and study-abroad programs, an NCAA survey finds.
A recent expulsion highlights questions about how colleges handle such allegations and whether the process is impartial.
At dozens of colleges, men’s basketball coaches are eligible for bigger academic bonuses than are their counterparts in women’s basketball. Legal experts say the discrepancies could expose colleges to discrimination claims.
An influx of students with learning disabilities has led to greater academic support for players. But some medical officials question why diagnoses are higher among athletes than other students.
A push for new facilities and increased aid for athletes has fueled a boom in gifts. But some donors are growing weary of the appeals.
Athletic departments cover millions of dollars in scholarships for players, but set aside a tiny share of their revenue for academic programs.
Hint: Rewarding academics isn’t one of them. Coaches have negotiated for new facilities, bigger budgets, and increasingly generous perks.
The question now for many is whether the Missouri players' example will inspire athletes at other colleges to start protests on their own campuses.