Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 7:45pm
The long and continuing fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname has caught the attention of Time.com, which reports this week on the NCAA’s campaign against the use of American Indian nicknames and “the puzzling, quite unique case of North Dakota.”
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 9:46pm
Rutgers University’s newly expanded football stadium was jammed with 52,737 boisterous fans for the 2009 home opener against the Cincinnati Bearcats, a sellout crowd that brought in $1.6 million in ticket sales, shattering attendance records.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 8:37pm
Early one morning last week, inside Columbia’s subterranean athletic center in Upper Manhattan, M. Dianne Murphy leaned over a conference table and wrapped her fingers around a disposable cup of coffee. There was no time to sleep these days, she said.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:16pm
UND President Robert Kelley's memorandum, which recounts recent legislative action allowing the transition to proceed, states that he has “directed the Athletics Department and the Office of University Relations to initiate transition processes with the goal of substantially completing them by the end of December,” as directed on Aug. 15 by the State Board of Higher Education.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:12pm
Penn State University is reassessing the role of its giant football program in the wake of a child sexual abuse scandal that has led to criminal charges against a former assistant football coach and the ouster of iconic head coach Joe Paterno.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:52pm
A study released Monday of the 70 Football Bowl Subdivision schools that will participate in the upcoming college football bowl season showed continued academic progress, but that the gap between white and African-American players continues to persist.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:51pm
A decade of declining state funding for the University of Missouri enhanced the appeal of switching conference alignments from the Big 12 to the more financially stable and lucrative Southeastern Conference, the university's chancellor said Monday.