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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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Syracuse Fires Assistant Coach In Wake Of Abuse Allegations

Bernie Fine was fired Sunday by Syracuse University after a third man accused the assistant basketball coach of molesting him nine years ago.

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Penn State Recovery Gets Boost From Freeh's Hiring

As a dyed-in-the-wool Penn State alumnus, Jeff Jubelirer watched helplessly as his beloved alma mater became engulfed in an explosive child sex-abuse scandal this month. As a crisis communications specialist, he cringed.

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Clery Act Reminder – Why the Penn State Scandal Matters to the Academy

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will conduct an investigation into whether Penn State University failed to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in regard to allegations of sexual misconduct on campus by a former Penn State football coach.

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Lyrics Briefly Draw a Penalty After a Columbia Loss

The history of university band mischief is long and colorful, stretching back to the irreverence of the 1960s. In some of the most notable instances, bands have staged a tribute to birth control, mimicked the napalming of a Cambodian village, ridiculed the spotted owl controversy in Oregon and made fun of Notre Dame’s Catholicism by dressing the drum major in a habit and using a cross as a baton.

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Recent Cases Put Other Schools On Guard

First Penn State. Now Syracuse. Concerned that allegations of child sex abuse in two big college sports programs could trigger more cases around the country, universities are urging employees to reread their school’s reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments.

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The Oops In The ‘O’ For Oregon

When University of Oregon football fans cheer their team, they often hold out their hands in the shape of the letter “O,” for Oregon.

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