The Answer Sheet: Sports


Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Auburn football team champs on field but not in graduation rates

Auburn University’s football team won the national collegiate football championship but the Tigers aren’t exactly champs when it comes to graduation rates.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:25 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  auburn, auburn beats university of oregon, auburn national champs, auburn no. 1, bowl championship, bowl champs, football and graduation rates, national champs, ncaa

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/12/2010

Schools field teams for Quidditch World Cup

Thanks to Harry Potter, Quidditch has become a hot school sport and this weekend New York City hosts the Quidditch World Cup, draing more than 750 athletes from 60 teams -- college (including Harvard, Middlebury, Yale, Duke and Oxford), high school and recreational leagues.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  deathly hallows, golden snitch, harry potter, harry potter and the deathly hallows, harry potter movie, j.k. rowling, middlebury, new york city, quidditch, quidditch world cup

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010

NFL draft: Top schools and their graduation rates

With the NFL draft underway, here's a look at the schools that have had the most players drafted over the years-- and each team's graduation rates. Some of them are well below 50 percent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, Sports | Tags:  NCAA, NFL and drafted players and schools, NFL draft, Ohio state and graduation rate, UCLA and graduation rate, University of Miami and graduation rate, football team graduation rates, graduation rates, higher education, schools with the most drafted players

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/20/2010

Obama repeals Bush-era Title IX policy

The Obama administration is throwing out a Bush-era policy under the Title IX gender equity law that critics said made it easy for schools and colleges to avoid offering equal opportunities for women in athletics. Critics say the change is unwarranted.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  Obama administration, Obama and Title IX, Title IX, athletics in schools, discrimination against women