College Sports

NCAA Constitutional Convention: Real Reform or Legal Cover?

In its constitution draft, the NCAA is stuck between two opposing tensions: its business model of amateurism and its recognition that both the law and the public have asked it to change.

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Opportunity for Change?

The Knight Commission sees a clear avenue for the C.A.R.E. model to be adopted. But just how much steam does this idea really have?

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Knight Commission’s Financial Action Plan

A few days before the NCAA Constitutional Convention, the Knight Commission is making one more push to make its recommendations heard.

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Uneven Resume Requirements

The study found that almost all female coaches played basketball at a high level — but only about half of their male counterparts needed impressive on-court skills.

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Head Coaching Inequity in WBB Hires

Between 1984-2020 — the period after women’s basketball took off in the wake of Title IX — white coaches have dominated new hires in the Power 5, a new study found.

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The Big East’s NFL-Inspired Broadcasting Plan

During the 2021 men’s basketball tip-off tomorrow, the Big East will borrow an idea from the NFL’s broadcasting playbook: RedZone.

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NCAA’s Power Grab

The NCAA’s indictment of Cockburn follows a historic pattern: It investigates and dishes out punishments for even the most minor eligibility infractions.

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First NIL-Related Suspension

The NCAA finally allows NIL. But that didn’t stop the governing body from finding a retroactive loophole to punish an athlete for profiting off it.

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The Push for Expansion?

The CFP is getting heavily criticized even after releasing preliminary rankings — which added to ballooning skepticism about the legitimacy of the four-team playoff.

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Cincinnati’s Built-In Disadvantage

The Bearcats’ disadvantage isn’t just their lack of Power 5 status; their financial resources don’t come close to the vast majority of those programs.

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