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Wrong Fight For NCAA? Writer On Time.Com Says U of North Dakota Nickname ‘Harmless,’ Even ‘Positive’

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.”

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Central Michigan U Soccer Team Leads Nation In GPA For Seventh Consecutive Year

The Central Michigan University team is highly successful both on and off the field.

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Despite Success On The Field, Big-Spending Rutgers Athletics Is Saddled With Its Largest Deficit Ever

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.

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Millions? Private Jet? Columbia Offers New York

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.

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Fade Out: Univ of North Dakota's Kelley Explains Fighting Sioux Transition On Campus

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.

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Penn State President Wants To Place Less Emphasis On Football

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.

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Bowl Team Graduation Rates Up, Racial Gap Persists

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.

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Missouri: Budget Cuts Played Role In Switch To SEC

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.

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On Campus: Bribes Didn't Stop UW-Madison Student Section's Sophomoric Chants

Stern emails and promises of a free trip to a bowl game were apparently not enough to stop the UW-Madison student section's sophomoric tradition of yelling chants laced with four-letter words.

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