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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...

New Football Association Looks to Represent College Athletes During NCAA Transformation

In an effort to organize college athletes amid recent NCAA policy changes, the newly formed College Football Players Association (CFBPA) will begin recruiting student...

NCAA Approves Temporary Name, Image, Likeness Compensation Policy

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a historic interim policy on Wednesday that allows student-athletes the opportunity to earn money related to...

Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA Compensation Limits to Student-Athletes

In a unanimous decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of former college athletes who filed an antitrust suit against the...

Student-Athletes Call on NCAA to Address Anti-Transgender Bills

A group of 50 transgender and non-binary current and former student-athletes wrote a letter of concern to NCAA leaders urging them to take a...

The Equity Debate in College Sports Goes Beyond Financial Compensation

For years there has been near-constant debate surrounding student-athlete exploitation within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), which generates more than $1 billion in...

New Legislation Allows Alabama College Athletes to Get Paid for Name,...

This week, Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation that allows college athletes to get paid for their name, image, or likeness (NIL) by...

NCAA to Pull Championship Games in States that Ban Transgender Athletes...

The NCAA's Board of Governors reaffirmed the association's 2016 non-discrimination policy by announcing Monday it will pull championship games from states that ban transgender women athletes...

NCAA Hires Firm to Review Gender Equity Gaps in Sports

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has hired a Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP law firm to address gender equity issues after stark discrepancies...

Private Catholic University to Play Black National Anthem at Sporting Events

Gannon University, a private Catholic school in Pennsylvania that competes at the NCAA Division II level, will now play the Black national anthem after...

HBCU Athletes File Discrimination Lawsuit Against NCAA Rules

Last week, former and current historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) claiming the...

Vanderbilt University Athlete Makes History as First Woman in Power 5...

On November 28, Vanderbilt University (VU) senior Sarah Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a football game for a Power...

Florida HBCU Becomes First Division I School to Cancel All Sports...

This week, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced it will discontinue all sports for the rest of the...

Eradicating Native American Mascots Is a Victory, but Racial Justice Efforts...

The momentum of this year’s Black Lives Matter protests and nationwide demands for racial justice have helped propel calls for justice and equality for...

Division I Schools Must Implement New West Coast Conference Diversity Hiring...

On Monday, the West Coast Conference (WCC) announced a new policy that requires NCAA Division I schools to include an underrepresented candidate for job...

African American Student-Athletes Experience Record-Setting Graduation Rates

A recent report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) revealed that a record number of African American athletes are graduating from college,...

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...

Boston College, Notre Dame Presidents Refuse to Sign NCAA Diversity Pledge

A diversity pledge issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) last fall has failed to garner support from nearly one-third of the association’s...

NCAA Hosts Annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

On September 20 and 21, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted the fifth annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium at its national office...

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...

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...

A Sporting Chance: Experts Weigh in on Debate Over Student-Athlete Pay...

Having recently suited up for the last time as a linebacker for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Bruins, Kene Orjioke, 20, looks forward...

Q-and-A: NCAA Chief Inclusion Officer Discusses Equity in College Athletics

As the regulatory body for student-athletes at its nearly 1,300 member institutions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) — formed more than a century...