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University of Houston Joins Big 12 Conference

The University of Houston (UH) has formally accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, a collegiate athletic coalition and NCAA Division I...

Northwestern University Faces Backlash After Promoting Athletic Director Named in Federal...

During a faculty-organized protest at Northwestern University on Friday, nearly 400 campus community members gathered at the home of President Morton Schapiro to speak...

College Athletes Speak Out

Student-athletes are using their platform to call out racial injustices as schools struggle with how to respond Long-time bastions of free expression and social justice,...

The Power of Sports to Foster Greater Appreciation for Diversity and...

I recently announced my retirement from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Office, where I have served as a senior staff member for more...

NCAA Adopts Policy to Improve Sexual Violence Prevention in College Athletics...

College coaches, athletics administrators, and student-athletes at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member schools are now required to annually complete sexual violence prevention education...

Report Indicates Lack of Gender, Racial Diversity in Women’s College Athletics...

The majority of female athletic teams at American colleges and universities are led by male coaches, and most of those coaches are white, according...

Big 12 Universities Excel at More than Just Sports

It would be fair to assume that when most people consider the Big 12 Conference, the first thing that comes to mind is the...

NCAA Focuses on Leadership on Path to Improving Inclusion in College...

 Conversations about transorming and creating a more diverse organizational culture cannot take place without parallel conversations regarding the role of leadership. In fact, most...

NCAA Announces Relocation of Events from North Carolina Due to Concern...

Citing the actions taken this year by North Carolina concerning the rights of LGBTQ individuals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Tuesday that...

NCAA to Call on College Presidents to Sign Diversity, Gender Equity...

Presidents and chancellors at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member schools will soon be encouraged to sign a pledge committing their institutions to increasing...

Evaluating the Varied Impacts of Title IX

Forty-four years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 became law, mandating the equal treatment of all students, regardless of gender, in...

UT Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies at 64

Those in the world of college basketball and others around the country are mourning the loss of head coach of the University of Tennessee’s...

College Basketball Uniforms Honor Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, which spans the month of February, sports apparel brand Adidas has unveiled commemorative uniforms for three college basketball...

Amherst College Drops Colonial-Era Mascot

After a yearlong debate, Amherst College in Massachusetts — one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation — recently announced its...

UPDATE: Missouri Lawmaker Drops Proposed Bill to Revoke Student Athlete Scholarships

Less than one week after proposing legislation that would strip college athletes of scholarships should they choose to strike, Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville,...

Proposed Bill Would Revoke Scholarships of Striking Student Athletes

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would revoke scholarships awarded to college athletes who refuse to play for reasons unrelated to health. Missouri...

Princeton Football Player Comes Out as Gay

An offensive lineman for Princeton University’s football team came out as gay this week, making him the only openly gay player in Division I...