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U Of Texas Regents Expected To Extend Football Coach’s Contract

The governing board of the University of Texas is expected to extend the length of football coach Mack Brown’s contract by four years, through 2020, a well-placed source told the American-Statesman this evening.

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Coalition Of Reformers Seek Answers For College Sports

They threw around ideas people dream about -- a 64-team football playoff -- and others that might be more realistic: finding a way to let players receive a small stipend in addition to their scholarships.

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Yale Bans Kegs At University Events

Yale University has established new rules for tailgating in the wake of the November death of a woman during the Yale-Harvard football game.

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Joe Paterno, Penn State's Legendary Football Coach, Dies

Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, his body ravaged by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for lung cancer, died early Sunday morning at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

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Penn State’s Trustees Recount Painful Decision to Fire Paterno

It was growing late on the night of Nov. 9, 2011. John P. Surma, the chief executive of U.S. Steel and the vice chairman of Penn State University’s board of trustees, sat at a rectangular table at the Penn Stater Hotel.

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U of Alabama in Huntsville To Provide Less Than 50 Percent Of Budget For Revived Hockey Program

The revived hockey program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville will be required to get more than half its budget from sources beyond the school.

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Interim U of Wisconsin Chancellor Ward Defends Silence In Chadima Case

Interim UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward is defending the university's silence about an investigation involving a former top athletic official accused of misconduct.

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Grand Rapids CC Administrators Say Cutting Football Program Was All About Cost

A day after announcing the end of Grand Rapids Community College’s football program, administrators at the school said they still see athletics as a valuable part of the college’s mission and will continue to support the school’s teams in other sports.

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Scandal Headlines Overshadowed Accomplishments, Ohio State President Laments

The president of Ohio State University on Wednesday lamented that publicity over a football scandal overshadowed the university's many accomplishments last year, then drew more unwelcome attention when he compared the job of coordinating several university divisions to "the Polish army."

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BCS Era Has Taken Some Of Sweetness Out Of The Orange Bowl

Series of ho-hum match-ups, lack of national significance have diminished storied bowl game as teams face financial losses

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