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NCAA Boss Won't Rule Out Death Penalty For Penn State

The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Sports, Coaches Hold Sway At Many Colleges

It was a throwaway line, intended to lighten the mood after an ominous revelation by one of the most decorated college football programs in the land.

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Scandal At Penn State Poses Tough Choices For N.C.A.A.

In N.C.A.A. parlance, “lack of institutional control” is a hazy, almost undefinable term. It is also the organization’s ultimate admonishment, the phrase it utters before handing down its most severe penalties.

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Lowly Caltech Joins Top Teams With NCAA Sanctions

At Caltech, where the laws of physics are understood, the rules of the NCAA apparently proved elusive.

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UNC: $67K In Legal Fees For NCAA Probe In 3 Months

North Carolina racked up nearly $67,000 in legal fees and expenses for three months in 2010 during an NCAA investigation into the football program.

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Freeh Probe May Go Far Beyond Sandusky

In April 2007, more than two dozen Pennsylvania State University football players forced their way into an off-campus party and started a brawl that left several injured, resulted in criminal charges against six team members, and, eventually, convictions for two.

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Author Alters Bill To Aid Student Athletes At Four Major Universities In California

A Democratic state senator has watered down his legislation aimed at improving the treatment of student athletes at four California universities.

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Tackling Problems Of Higher Education (Opinion)

America's institutions of higher learning face a daunting multitude of problems. Rapidly rising costs.

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Presidents Approve College Football Playoff

College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead.

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Missouri Seeks Stadium Expansion For SEC Move

Missouri has unveiled its long-promised plans to upgrade athletic facilities as it moves to the Southeastern Conference.

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