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Mobile apps keep UC Irvine on the cutting edge

Between scouting for new recruits, traveling to tournaments and practicing for game day, the athletic department staff at University of California, Irvine is always on the go. But, keeping fans informed on the road had proved a challenge. So back in 2011, UCI equipped all 80 of its athletics staff with iPhones loaded with a full suite of social media and communications apps.

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Athletic Recruiting Software

Coaches manage student athletes from the recruiting stage to the roster to graduation and beyond with Front Rush. Users can customize the software layout and track anything from academic accomplishments to students’ favorite movies. A database of high school coaches, club coaches, campus sports camp attendees, boosters and parents can also be created.

Settlement stirs up questions about profits from collegiate athletics

Lawsuits were brought by former and current college athletes over the use of their images and likenesses

Paying college athletes is a hotter topic than ever in the wake of a lawsuit that saw EA Sports agree to discontinue its widely popular college football game.

Athletes appear to be the only ones who don’t profit from their likeness being used in games, says Mark D. Simpson, a partner at Saul Ewing LLP. (While not involved with the case, Simpson is a member of the law firm’s Higher Education Practice Group).

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NFL free-agent lawyer ready to represent college athletes

New York-based Winston & Strawn LLP starting what it describes as first college-focused division at a major law firm to represent coaches, schools and conferences -- and the unpaid athletes who generate more than $16 billion in college sports television contracts.

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Official Syracuse Twitter account likely commits second NCAA violation in two years

The university's official Twitter account (@SyracuseU), which is partially run by students, likely blundered for the third time in less than two years on Tuesday, re-Tweeting a Daily Orange story about recruits K.J. Williams and A.J. Long and committing a potential NCAA violation in the process.

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If you think college stars should get paid, it's time to think harder

There have been magazine covers, 20,000-word essays, grassroots campaigns, and thousands of people on Twitter who think they know what's best for college athletes. That includes athletes themselves, of course. They can tweet it up better than anyone.

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Sustainable game days: How colleges can green sports programs

New report highlights successful efforts at campuses across the country

What’s one way to please students, engage an entire campus community, and save money all while helping protect the environment?

The answer is greening sports programs, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in its new report, “Collegiate Game Changers.”

University of North Carolina urged to restore academic-athletic balance

Panel says UNC-Chapel Hill, because of its academic stature and athletic success, can take a leading role.

After several years of well-publicized scandals in the athletics programs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a new report by the Association of American Universities (AAU) urges UNC to put as much energy into academics as it does into winning national championships.

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Billionaire T. Boone Pickens takes issue with Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State report

Sports Illustrated accuses Oklahoma State University‘s football program of being complicit in paying players and supporting academic misconduct.

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Tulane's on-campus football stadium has walls and a steel silhouette

The path to construction has been fraught with fundraising challenges, opposition from some close neighbors as well as snares from the city council, and scrutiny from the university itself on the financial viability of the project.

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