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NCAA Title IX Report Finds Increased Participation from Women, But Gender...

The NCAA recently released “The State of Women in College Sports” report to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The study notes that...

National College Players Association Files Civil Rights Complaint in Support of...

The National College Players Association (NCPA) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday in protest of NCAA Division I schools...

Black Men Participating in College Sports May Be More Vulnerable to...

As of 2021, more than 25 percent of current and former student-athletes reported being sexually assaulted or harassed by someone in a position of...

Athletic Departments Bring DEI Officers Aboard to Improve the Culture of...

In May 2021, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released a report firmly stating that all college and university athletic departments must take intentional,...

Universities Implement Initiatives to Advance Student-Athlete Financial Literacy, Navigate NIL Policies

Following a June 2021 U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA, the association enacted a series of ad-hoc rules that now allow student-athletes to...

New Virtual STEM Academy Connects Underrepresented Student-Athletes to Health Careers 

This summer, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) took an innovative new approach to recruiting young men who are underrepresented in the...

‘We’re Really Athlete-Students’: Former College Players Open Up About Struggles and...

In 2021, great strides have been made to improve equity in college athletics. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that college players can receive additional...

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...

Education Department Defends Transgender Students Under Title IX Protections

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that Title IX protections, which prohibit sex-based discrimination, extend to transgender and other LGBTQ students. “We just...

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...

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,...

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,...

Programs Ensure Student-Athletes Capitalize on Transferable Skills

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), only a small percentage of college athletes go on to compete professionally or at the Olympic...