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U.N.C. Humiliated, but Eager to Return to the Field

The first football practice of a new season and a new era at North Carolina came mercifully this month, a much-needed respite in what has been a two-year nightmare for a once-respected program.

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Experts Say PSU Warning Appropriate

An accreditation warning issued to Penn State is serious and necessary given the issues raised by a recent child sex-abuse scandal, but the school is unlikely to lose the all-important designation, experts said Tuesday.

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Football Can't Save Texas' Oldest Junior College

Weeds crowd around the base of the goal posts. The football field, normally manicured to perfection, is unkempt with wide swaths of browning, uncollected grass amid patches of red dirt and chirping grasshoppers.

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Boulder Police Raise Concerns Over Airsoft Gun Incident Involving 8 CU Buffs

10 officers involved with Saturday night call involving 2 carloads of players

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U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Discrimination Claim Against Quinnipiac Athletics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a prior court order that Quinnipiac University must do more to provide female student athletes with the same opportunities the school offers to men.

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Several Penn State Trustees Appealing NCAA Decision

Questioning Penn State President Rodney Erickson’s authority to accept the sanctions the NCAA brought down on the university in July, several trustees are appealing penalties they say are “excessive and unreasonable.”

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College Town Built on Football Fears Fallout From a Scandal

In the scattered towns of central Pennsylvania, Penn State football is as much an industry as a devotion, fueled by the hundreds of thousands of fans who converge here on fall weekends and spend on hotels, meals, drinks and a mind-boggling array of Nittany Lions memorabilia.

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Life's Not Just A Football Game (Opinion)

With all that has been written on the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little commentary has been devoted to college football and what, if any, role it should have in higher education.

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Webster Bank to become major UConn sponsor

The University of Connecticut and Webster Bank announced Thursday they have signed a major sponsorship deal that will help the school fund its planned basketball practice facility.

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Penn State President: University Can Cover Legal Costs

Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson said Sunday a "combination of funds," including insurance coverage, would be used to pay the $60 million fine the NCAA imposed as well as the costs of any litigation brought by victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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