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  1. Mark Emmert, NCAA president, says unionization attempt is 'gross...

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  2. NCAA responding to winds of change

    Dana O'Neil

    NCAA president Mark Emmert didn't see the boulder sitting behind him on that July day when he announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State. But it was there, waiting for someone to get it rolling. The bungled Miami investigation gave it...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Reducing scholarship sanctions reveals more about NCAA enforcemen...

    Dana O'Neil

    Reducing Penn State's sanctions by restoring scholarships says more about a beleaguered NCAA than it does about the progress the Nittany Lions have made.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  4. Transfer rules may change by next season, NCAA says

    Dana O'Neil

    By perhaps as early as next season, athletes could be able to dictate what school they want to transfer to as opposed to seeking approval from their universities and coaches.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  5. Kentucky Wildcats hire Rachel Newman Baker, former NCAA enforceme...

    Dana O'Neil

    Rachel Newman Baker, the NCAA managing director of enforcement for development and investigations, has left her position to become the senior associate athletic director for compliance at the University of Kentucky, the school announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  6. Rutgers Scarlet Knights back in the dunce's corner

    Dana O'Neil

    Rather than putting an ugly chapter that was Mike Rice to bed, Rutgers keeps authoring new ones.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  7. With Miami fiasco, NCAA its own worst enemy again -- college spor...

    Dana O'Neil

    That the Miami investigation was bungled on the heels of the news that the Shabazz Muhammad case may have been handled inappropriately is a one-two gut punch to the NCAA, its image and, most importantly, its credibility, Dana O'Neil writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  8. Keeping kids in mind when discussing NCAA academic issues

    Dana O'Neil

    It's easy to be cynical when speaking about NCAA academic requirements. But lest we forget, college sports is very often about offering opportunity where it didn't otherwise exist in exchange for hard work. And what's so wrong about that?

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  9. North Carolina Tar Heels' academic scandal exemplifies NCAA hypoc...

    Dana O'Neil

    When it comes to determining the legitimacy and academic integrity of high school core courses, the NCAA deems itself an authority. When it comes to fraudulent courses on college campuses, such as the scandal at North Carolina, it defers to the institution. There's a word for that: baloney.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  10. High School Review arm of NCAA Eligibility Center puts high schoo...

    Dana O'Neil

    The High School Review arm of the NCAA's Eligibility Center deals regularly with horror stories and heartbreak. It's tasked with serving as judge and jury but it doesn't view its role as that of executioner; it's comprised of educators who are hopelessly understaffed in the face of changing educational standards and the eligibility cottage industry that has emerged alongside it.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  11. Dance between NCAA Eligibility Center and colleges can be content...

    Dana O'Neil

    The dance between the NCAA's Eligibility Center and a school can often be more contentious than collaborative when trying to clear a student with red flags. As conversations with the High School Review and Kansas coach Bill Self show, there are valid points to be made on both sides of the divide.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  12. NCAA increases minimum eligibility standards for Division I stude...

    Dana O'Neil

    The NCAA's new eligibility standards begin this fall for high school freshmen. Can you draw uniform lines to determine what constitutes an academically prepared student-athlete? The NCAA believes it can; others aren't so sure.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  13. Penn State Nittany Lions football rediscovering its place among t...

    Dana O'Neil

    Penn State basketball has always needed football. Men's hoops coach Patrick Chambers knows this. What's different now? Football, with new Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien at the helm, needs basketball, field hockey and just about everything else more than ever.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  14. Penn State Nittany Lions scandal stuns community

    Dana O'Neil

    The child-sex scandal that has rocked Penn State has shocked and hurt the Nittany Lions community. The accusations against former DC Jerry Sandusky are unimaginable, and the questions raised by the inactions of administrators are equally troubling.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  15. NCAA's presidential retreat begins with major reform on the docke...

    Dana O'Neil

    As the NCAA's presidential retreat gets under way in Indy, skeptics abound. But the man at the top and the 54 attendees are convinced that meaningful change is coming -- and soon.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  16. Cost of attendance adjustment for student-athletes not as simple ...

    Dana O'Neil

    A cost of attendance adjustment is merely one of a myriad of suggestions in the hot-button issue of paying college athletes. But for many schools, keeping up with The Joneses is not as easy or as simplistic as it sounds.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2011