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Sports Briefing | College Sports: Fewer Women Hired in College Sports

A report on the N.C.A.A. and its member colleges showed fewer women holding jobs in college sports and only a small improvement in racial diversity.

Rutgers and Maryland Get Skeptical Big Ten Welcome

Judging from media day, Rutgers and Maryland, which both formally joined the Big Ten this month, are being eyed skeptically by fans of the 12 teams that already resided in this football-hungry conference.

Cincinnati Picked to Win American

Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second.

N.C.A.A. Settlement Overhauls Head-Injury Policies

The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.

Wah Wah Jones, Versatile Kentucky Athlete, Dies at 88

Jones is the only University of Kentucky athlete to have his number, 27, retired in two sports, football and basketball. He became known as Wah Wah because that was how his younger sister pronounced his given name, Wallace.

Sports Briefing | College Football: Texas Football Players Charged With Assault

Two University of Texas football players were charged with felony sexual assault after a student said she was raped in a dorm room last month.

Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.

2 Texas Football Players Charged With Sex Assault

Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

College Athletes See Win Streak Off the Field

The shifts, including the N.C.A.A.’s ending of a practice in which student-athletes were pressured to sign statements allowing promotional use of their likenesses, are happening at a time of growing unrest over what has been called exploitation.

Sports Briefing | College Football: 2 Coaches, Including Paterno’s Son, Sue Penn State

Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O’Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.

TCU's Fields Investigated for Alleged Assault

TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"

Big 12 Commish's Dire Warning About Pending Change

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

On College Football: SEC Media Days a Magnet for College Football Fans and News Media

Hundreds of fans and news media members flocked to a strip mall is suburban Hoover, Ala., last week for the 30th edition of SEC media days.

Bama Players Motivated by Sour Ending to Season

Alabama receiver Amari Cooper has been through the offseasons filled with talk of repeat national championships, and now he's endured one that began with sour memories not celebratory confetti showers.

SEC's Slive Continues Push for Big Five Autonomy

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he's been pushing for years will take a big step toward becoming a reality in August.

Malzahn: Marshall 'Embarrassed' After Legal Run-In

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia.

Senate Committee Presses N.C.A.A., Signaling Interest in Direction of College Sports

The hearing came at a time when the N.C.A.A. was facing increased scrutiny on a number of fronts.

As O’Bannon Trial Ends, N.C.A.A. Portrays Itself as Benevolent Cartel

Judge Claudia Wilken, who will rule in the antitrust case, will decide if the supposed pro-competitive benefits in the college association justify its restraint of trade.

Mark Emmert Plays Down Claims of Hypocrisy by N.C.A.A.

The N.C.A.A.’s president, Mark Emmert was on the stand to defend the organization in an antitrust case that alleges it violated the law by refusing to allow players to profit from their images.

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