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Federal Complaint Regarding Schools’ Use of American Indian Mascots Dismissed

Copley-Fairlawn is among about 200 Ohio schools with American Indian mascots.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has dismissed a complaint seeking to ban the use of American Indian mascots in K-12 schools, Education Week reports. The original complaint was filed by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and sought to ban the use of mascots like the Belding Redskins, the Morley-Stanwood Mohawks and [...]

Ohio Schools Will Have to Do More to Protect Student-Athletes from Concussions

Donald Miralle / Getty Images In April, a new state law intended to protect Ohio student athletes from concussions goes into effect. The new law affects all Ohio schools–public and private, charter and traditional public–as well as youth sports organizations. While schools are taking steps to prevent student-athletes from concussions, some large Ohio school districts fall short in [...]

Ohio University Student Fees to Fund Construction of New Athletic Facility

Ohio University students will pay for the construction of a new track and for ongoing maintenance of a new indoor “multipurpose center” designed primarily for university athletic team use. The Ohio University Post reports that part of the school’s “general fee” (which amounts to about $650 per semester) will go to the new facility: The General [...]

Study: The More College Donors Give to Athletics, the Less They Give to Academics

Speaking of big-time college sports, two University of Arkansas researchers looked at 2000-2009 data from 29 National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I-A schools. They found that for every $1 increase in athletic giving, spending on academic purposes decreased by $1.40, Inside Higher Ed says: All athletics-related variables that Koo and Dittmore looked at (football and basketball winning [...]

Kent State Finesses Ticket Purchase to Meet NCAA Attendance Rules

The Daily Kent Stater reports that Kent State met NCAA game attendance requirements by using athletic department funds to “purchase” tickets after the end of the season. Kent State and other NCAA Division I football schools must meet attendance requirements or risk losing Division 1-A status. They must show an average of 15,000 attendees — [...]

The NCAA Final Four: How The Schools Stack Up Academically

Ohio State University cheerleaders perform during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Final on March 24. On Saturday, Ohio State will face the University of Kansas while the University of Kansas goes up against the University of Louisville in the NCAA Final Four

Before Saturday’s matchups between #1-seed the University of Kentucky and #4-seed the University of Louisville and #2 seeds Ohio State University and the University of Kansas, we’re going to help fans put the light on the things universities stand for, things like scholarship, graduation, and, alas, tuition payments.

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