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The authors investigated the relationship between the owner of a bar near the University of Minnesota campus, and the school's Men's Hockey Team, many of whom were underage. The hockey players were allowed to drink, regardless of age and were given preferential treatment/discounts. This situation broke city and state laws as well as defied the National Collegiate Athletic Associations' code of conduct.
Glamour reports on a decade-long lack of action by the FDA against the drug ephedra. The writers charge the drug industry with stalling the government on both state and federal levels. The story also exposes the ways in which some manufacturers purportedly proved their products were safe and effective, documenting how little research had ever been done on ephedra-based supplements and debunking the single study most often cited by the industry. The story also talks about how marketers continued to use flimsy evidence to make claims about their products efficacy....claims that were unanimously voted to be false and scientifically impossible by the Federal Trade Commission.
Tags: ephedra; diet supplements; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; ephedra-based supplements; Federal Trade Commission; Rand Corporation; Health and Human Services; herbal supplement; FDA; National Football League; National Collegiate Athletic Association; American Medical Association; consumer-advocacy groups; Xenadrine; Hydroxycut; Metabolife International Inc.; Metabolife; fen-phen; Dietary supplement Health and Education Act; DSHEA; Public Citizen's Health Research Group; Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders; diet pill; Ephedra Education Council; AER; adverse event report; Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
This investigation looks at the graduation rates of athletes in Division I NCAA schools, and then broke down the data by race and sex. All graduation rates are down, but especially those of black males, as only 33 percent graduated within six years of enrolling.
Carl Prine, in a four-part series, details the gender inequalities in athletics at 129 high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania see how well the 1972 Title IX of the Educational Amendments is being enacted in schools. "At each school, the Trib examined the athletic program's participation rates; money spent on equipment, training, travel, uniforms and officials; and coaching salaries for the 1999-2000 school year." While the number of girls interested and playing sports is increasing, Prine investigates why the majority of high school athletic resources go to boys. The Tribune-Review found out that policy in some schools makes sure that two out of every three athletes are boys, for every tax dollar spent on sports, 69 cents goes to boys athletics, school booster clubs poured dollars - sometimes illegally - into boys while neglecting girls, some schools rarely hire female coaches or athletic directors, and few schools and districts hire people to oversee the enforcement of Title IX violations.
Carl Prine, in a four-part series, details the gender inequalities in athletics at 129 high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania. "At each school, the Trib examined the athletic program's participation rates; money spent on equipment, training, travel, uniforms and officials; and coaching salaries for the 1999-2000 school year." While the number of girls interested and playing sports is increasing, Prine investigates why more schools aren't upholding Title IX rules and the issues surrounding this long-lived debate.
Tags: sports; Title IX; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association; Civil Rights Restoration Act; Office of Civil Rights; gender; inequalities; education
"The University of Wisconsin suspended 26 football players -- nearly a quarter of the nation's fourth-ranked team -- for one to three games on Thursday for accepting hundreds of dollars in unadvertised show discounts in violation of NCAA rules." Other athletes, including swimmers, rowers,soccer players, hockey players, runners golfers, and basketball players, rode the pine, too, and were order to pay back the discount difference to a charity. NCAA bylaws, Rule 16.01.2 states "Exception for Benefits Available to Other Students: The receipt of a benefit by a student athlete of his or her relatives or friends that is not authorized by NCAA legislation is not a violation if it is demonstrated that same benefit generally is available to the institutions students of the student body determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.
Farrey uncovered information about years of academic abuse at the University of Tennessee. Using confidential memos from athletic department officials, email correspondence form the officials, etc. he found many complaints of possible plagiarism and other dishonest academic issues among the student athletes.
A Pioneer Press investigative team used personal sources and a computer analysis of NCAA data to uncover vast evidence of academic fraud on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team. The newspaper found the team's members managed repeatedly to violate rules of academic honesty and still maintain the worst graduation rate in its league.
Tags: CAR Jan Gangelhoff tutor academic counselor Elayne Donahue Big Ten League boosters Clem Haskins athletic scholarships Golden Gophers Governor Jesse Ventura National Collegiate Athletic Association
In a written report to the National Collegiate Athletic Association in June 1997, the University of Louisville omitted important evidence about some problems with its men's basketball program. Records show that the university did not disclose conflicting information in some key areas, including whether an assistant basketball coach improperly encouraged a player's father to move to Louisville.
Phoenix (San Francisco State University) series on athletic eligibility violations at San Francisco State ran despite intimidation and threats of legal action from concerned parties; shows a basketball player was academically ineligible to play according to National Collegiate Athletic Association standards, October - November 1984.
Tags: Baisden Gavin CA NCAA