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Butler, Notre Dame Rank Among Nation's Top 5% In Academic Achievement by NCAA

Notre Dame and Butler ranked among the nation's top 5 percent for academic achievement in figures released today by the NCAA.

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Stony Brook U To Air TV Ad During College World Series Opener

Stony Brook University is hoping to build on the attention its baseball team is getting with its first-ever appearance in the College World Series by producing a television commercial that will air during the team's first-round game Friday against UCLA.

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ND School Officially Drops Fighting Sioux Nickname

North Dakota's flagship university dropped its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname for the third time Thursday, and officials expressed hope that the latest retirement — fueled by this week's overwhelming statewide vote — would finally stick.

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A Breakdown Of The Battle: Fighting Sioux Nickname

The University of North Dakota debuted the "Sioux" part of its nickname more than 80 years ago.

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Men's Track Programs Not Coming Back This Year, Says Western Michigan University Trustees

Although Western Michigan University will have a new surface at Kanley Track this fall, don't expect a men's track team to trek it.

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Strike five? Study Shows Many SEC Schools Have Lenient Drug Policies Compared To NCAA

Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.

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North Carolina State University selects Mondoturf FTS3 artificial turf system for new soccer practice field

Building an NCAA champion soccer program takes teamwork, great players and savvy coaches. But it also takes the best possible facilities, which is why North Carolina State University chose a Mondoturf FTS3 artificial turf system to replace one of its grass soccer fields at its Wolfpack Training Complex.

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Clash With SMU's President Led To Athletic Director Steve Orsini's Firing

SMU announced the firing of athletic director Steve Orsini on Thursday, amid a growing clash between Orsini and president R. Gerald Turner, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Big Ten Network Cuts Academics, Citing Low Ratings

The Big Ten cable network has been an unchallenged success promoting conference sports to a national audience and making money for its members. The academic programming its leaders had promised hasn't panned out.

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Study: Texas Athletics Nearly Outearned SEC-bound Texas A&M And Missouri Combined In 2011

It should come as no surprise that the University of Texas takes in more money than any other Big 12 athletics program.

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