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  1. Two former North Carolina Tar Heels athletes sue school, NCAA ove...

    Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  2. Professor Jeanette Boxill among four fired in North Carolina Tar ...

    The University of North Carolina's top official says the Chapel Hill school is firing a professor who once led the faculty there for her role in the academic fraud scandal that's rocked the state's flagship public university.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  3. Tennessee Lady Volunteers suspend four players for 1-2 games

    The Tennessee women's basketball team has suspended four players for academic reasons.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  4. NCAA graduation rates improve as critics cry foul

    College athletes are graduating at better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  5. North Carolina Tar Heels academic fraud 'compounded by inaction,'...

    An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  6. NCAA reopens investigation into academic scandal at North Carolin...

    Andrea Adelson

    The NCAA has reopened its investigation into the academic scandal that has rocked North Carolina over the past three years.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  7. Women's college basketball - Kansas State Wildcats finally make r...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Finally, after putting a foreign teenager through two months of stressful uncertainty about her athletic and academic future, Kansas State made the correct move Tuesday and released Leticia Romero from her scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Cowboys to lose practice days after APR falls belo...

    Jake Trotter and Mark Schlabach

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys will be practicing a little less this season because the program's Academic Progress Rate score has dropped below the NCAA's minimum standard.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  9. Six national champion teams get APR's top marks

    Six teams that have won national championships this school year have been recognized by the NCAA as academic overachievers.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  10. Heather Bowe leaves Vanderbilt Commodores for season due to acade...

    Vanderbilt sophomore Heather Bowe will miss the rest of the season after leaving the university due to a violation of the school's academic policy.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  11. Women's college basketball - Quarter abroad broadens Chiney Ogwum...

    Graham Hays

    Chiney Ogwumike's skills and athleticism make her one of the faces of the college game this season. The curiosity and adventurousness that took her to Nigeria make her an ambassador for the game wherever she travels.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  12. Dru Hancock named chair of NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Com...

    Dru Hancock, senior associate commissioner for the Big 12 Conference, has been selected chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  13. Women's college basketball - Penn State Lady Lions' Gizelle Stude...

    Graham Hays

    Bullied in high school for her mixed ethnicity, Lady Lions senior Gizelle Studevent decided to make a difference. Her Penn State Athletes Take Action initiative helps local middle school students deal with bullying.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  14. Mississippi Rebels women's coach Adrian Wiggins on administrative...

    Mississippi women's basketball coach Adrian Wiggins will "no longer serve as head coach" and is on administrative leave while an investigation continues over "impermissible recruiting contacts and academic misconduct" involving his staff.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  15. North Carolina Tar Heels -- Chancellor Holden Thorp resigns after...

    Robbi Pickeral

    North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp, whose tenure has been marred by several athletics-related scandals over the past two years, will resign at the end of the 2012-13 academic year, the school announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  16. New NCAA academic eligibility standards great, but too late

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The focus on improving academics for incoming freshmen by the NCAA is a good thing; however, this scrutiny is very much too little, too late.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012