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College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

General Mar 12, 2018

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Implementing change is often a painful procedure. That is apparently the case for the leaders working to revamp the landscape of college sports in Japan. It has been a couple of years since discussions aimed at forming a Japanese organization similar to the National Collegiate Athletic ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

General Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...

Japanese collegiate sports study ends Phase 1

More Sports Apr 2, 2017

Japanese collegiate sports study ends Phase 1

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan is currently working to reform college sports and establish its own version of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), creating athletic departments at universities to help it function more efficiently. When that's accomplished, the hope is that it will benefit universities as a whole, ...

Baylor's Briles out amid sex assault scandal

More Sports / Football May 27, 2016

Baylor's Briles out amid sex assault scandal

Baylor University demoted school president Ken Starr and ousted football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints against football players. The board of regents at the largest Baptist university in the United States said in ...

China to host first NCAA basketball game

Basketball Nov 13, 2015

China to host first NCAA basketball game

Shaka Smart brings his version of "havoc" to China in his coaching debut with Texas against Washington in the first regular-season college basketball game played in that country. They will meet Saturday in Shanghai — Friday night back in the United States — more than ...

More Sports / Football Nov 7, 2015

Lawsuit challenges NCAA transfer rule

A former Weber State football player who says his scholarship was not renewed following the 2012 season has filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA alleging it violates antitrust laws by forcing players to sit out a year after transferring schools. The lawsuit filed Thursday ...