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Lawsuit: NCAA failed to educate players about concussions

Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and didn't do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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Miami Dolphins owner to give $200M to University Of Michigan

Real estate magnate and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to give $200 million to the University of Michigan for its business school and athletics programs.

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What does a college football national title cost? At least $30 million

For the second straight year, the biggest spender in college football also took home a BCS national title.

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Family of college football player who died of head injuries files lawsuit

The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and safety led to [Sheely's] tragic death."

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NWAACC hires director of external operations

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has hired Scott Archer as its director of external operations, a new position. Archer, 30, will oversee all NWAACC tournaments and special events.

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Michigan State's Spartan Stadium construction begins

The university about two weeks ago broke ground on a $24.5 million, two-level expansion at its football venue's north side. Work will continue throughout this football season, with the project slated for completion in July 2014.

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CSU preparing to hire contractor for on-campus football stadium construction

University officials revealed this week that by next month they will hire a lead contractor to begin pre-construction work on a $243 million, 43,000-seat stadium in the middle of the Fort Collins campus.

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NCAA puts end to jersey sales on its website

NCAA president Mark Emmert on Thursday said college sports' governing body would stop selling individual jerseys and other team-related memorabilia on its website, calling the practice a "mistake."

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The plot to rule college sports

One of the ideas I’ve come to champion is the establishment of a kind of superleague, consisting of marquee names like Kentucky, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, U.C.L.A. and the like.

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Colleges investing in tablets to help student athletes

After pilot program with basketball teams, University of Akron hopes to give iPads to all 30,000 students in the future

With days spent on buses and planes, it’s easy for student athletes to fall behind in class. That’s why The University of Akron (Ohio) is giving them iPads.

Fully funded by donors, the program was piloted last year, with all members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams receiving tablets at a cost of $500 each. Along with improving academic performance, the tablets are meant to make it easier for coaches to communicate with players.

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