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Two NCAA Division I conferences and N.C. High School Athletic Association to hold track and field championships on Mondotrack

A new state-of-the-art track and field facility that features a Mondotrack, the official track of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the track of the 2012 London Olympics, has signed three agreements to host prominent collegiate and high school indoor track and field championships in 2013 and 2014.

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Is U Of North Alabama Ready For D1 Move?

Board examines school's progress in fundraising

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University Of Utah Faculty Opposes Closures For Football Games

Accommodating classes and football at same time is complicated.

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Texas A&M President, Bill Byrne Dispute Issue Of Input As Athletic Director Announces Exit

Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne retired during an emotional news conference Tuesday at Kyle Field.

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URI Says Nonprofit Drained Resources

The president of the University of Rhode Island says the school's 26-year partnership with a sports nonprofit facing a police probe was a drain on university resources that could have been better spent elsewhere than on the ill-fated collaboration that faced financial difficulties from the start.

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Rarely Seen Horned Frog Now Disappearing From Primary Tcu Logo

Beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, the Horned Frog will not be in TCU's primary logo anymore. Instead, an arched TCU will become the primary logo, while the Horned Frog will become the secondary logo.

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NCAA Puts Baylor Women's Basketball Program On 3 Years' Probation

The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams.

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Universities Track Athletes Online, Raising Legal Concerns

The business plan of Varsity Monitor is simple. Major universities like North Carolina, Nebraska and Oklahoma pay $7,000 to $10,000 a year and Varsity Monitor keeps an online eye on their athletes.

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Parchment a Key Player in NCAA's Game Plan for Student-Athlete Development

As March Madness heats up, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Parchment Inc., the leading education credentials data pioneer, announce they have expanded their partnership to streamline the transcript exchange and verification process. The NCAA Eligibility Center, which certifies all prospective student-athletes at Division I and Division II colleges and universities, utilizes Docufide® by Parchment™ to quickly and securely verify student credentials.

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Alvarez Says U Of Wisconsin Athletics Is Writing New Procedures For Serving Alcohol Off-Campus

University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said this week his department is in the process of crafting written procedures for serving alcohol at off-campus functions. Without a written policy, Alvarez said the department's oversight of alcohol at events had "probably" become lax.

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