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Rose Bowl Gives U of Wisconsin Positive National Exposure In Branding, Licensing

Football may be the primary focus of the Rose Bowl, but UW-Madison officials admit they have ulterior motives when they leave Friday for Southern California.

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Baylor Basks in Heisman’s Glow

Robert Griffin III figures that the reality of his winning the Heisman Trophy will truly sink in sometime after Thursday night’s Alamo Bowl against Washington. But after he returned to Baylor’s campus in Waco, Tex., following the award ceremony in New York and watched video montages of the reaction to his victory, he quickly understood that his achievement would reach far beyond the statue.

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Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades

When a college football team is successful, students put down their books and pick up some beers.

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On Campus: Gov. Walker And U of Wisconsin System President Are Among Those Going To Rose Bowl

Among those cheering on the Badgers at the Rose Bowl will be Gov. Scott Walker and UW System President Kevin Reilly, part of a 32-member official delegation from the university.

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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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