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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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Lawsuit: NCAA failed to educate players about concussions

Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and didn't do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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Miami Dolphins owner to give $200M to University Of Michigan

Real estate magnate and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to give $200 million to the University of Michigan for its business school and athletics programs.

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What does a college football national title cost? At least $30 million

For the second straight year, the biggest spender in college football also took home a BCS national title.

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Family of college football player who died of head injuries files lawsuit

The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and safety led to [Sheely's] tragic death."

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