Athletics

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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N.D. Supreme Court To Hear Fighting Sioux Nickname Arguments March 15

The State Board of Higher Education is suing to block a June statewide vote on a North Dakota law that says the University of North Dakota's sports teams must be known as the Fighting Sioux.

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