College, Inc.: Athletics

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Athletics 1, academics 0: A guest post

Pitting college athletics against academics in a contest for budget dollars is not a fair fight, our guest bloggers opine.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Finance | Tags:  college athletics

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/28/2012

After 30 years of croquet, a new fight song for St. John’s

Annapolis school rolls out song to mark 30th anniversary of croquet match vs. U.S. Naval Academy.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics | Tags:  Annapolis Cup, St. John's College

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/31/2012

Does March Madness success boost collegiate rankings?

Two economists from the University of Delaware run the numbers.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics | Tags:  NCAA, collegiate sports

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Guest post: LSU lost the big game but gained national exposure

Louisiana State Chancellor Michael Martin contends that his institution gained priceless national attention in its bowl championship run. The outcome of the game is irrelevant.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Marketing

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Guest post: Five things I learned from the football team

A college president comes to practice and learns something about running a university.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Administration

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Eight scandals that ended college presidencies

Penn State may be the biggest college scandal of our era. Here are some notable also-rans.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Litigation, Athletics | Tags:  American University, Montgomery College

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Penn State fallout: How high will it go?

Most of the focus has been on the university’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. But what about Penn State’s president?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Crime, Administration

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Guest post: Why one university is bringing back football

Launching a football team might seem odd in an economic downturn. But Stetson University’s president thinks it will help recruit students and build a brand.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Finance, Marketing

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Much praise, and several penalties, for Division I academics

Academic performance is improving among Division I athletes. But several teams draw penalties for low Academic Progress Rates.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics | Tags:  college athletics, NCAA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/17/2010

'Degrading' football pre-game song pulled at U-Va.

The University of Virginia marching band has yanked its pre-game fight song "Rugby Road" this season, apparently over questionable lyrical content, according to an article in the Cavalier Daily student paper. Here are some of the lyrics, as archived by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:34 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Athletics, Athletics | Tags:  Rugby Road UVA, Rugby Road controversy UVA, UVA football pregame song, University Virginia football song, controversy marching band UVA

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2010

NCAA grad rates rising; Loyola U. nearly perfect

Graduation rates for student athletes are rising, and at least one local university ranks among the top schools in the nation for college completion among Division I players. The National Collegiate Athletic Association reported late last month that 79 percent...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Athletics, Athletics, Athletics | Tags:  NCAA completion rates, NCAA grad rates, NCAA graduation rates, student athlete graduation rates