Athletics

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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Colleges Wrestle With The Complicated Question Of Alcohol And Athletics

Beer is sold to the average fan at 20 of 120 major college stadiums — twice as many as a decade ago — with West Virginia the latest to cash in.

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Severed Buffalo Head Found In Boulder Yard; Police Say It's Not Ralphie's

Police said they checked with the University of Colorado, and the head does not belong to CU's renowned mascot, Ralphie V.

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Dalrymple Signs N.D. Bill Repealing Sioux Nickname Mandate

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation repealing the law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier, the North Dakota House voted 63-31 in favor of repeal, sending the bill to governor's office.

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First Yale Bulldog Mascot Gets 2nd Act As Statue

Yale University's first "Handsome Dan" bulldog has been dead for more than a century, but the storied mascot is about to return in a new incarnation to intimidate its Ivy League rivals.

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Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno Exit Amid Scandal

Joe Paterno’s tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, according to two people briefed on conversations among the university’s top officials.

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Spirit Lake Accuses Univ of North Dakota Of Failing To Respond To Open Records Request

On the eve of the North Dakota Legislature’s return to the Fighting Sioux nickname debate, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe has accused UND of failing to respond to its requests for email records concerning the issue.

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Congressman Rush Compares NCAA To Mafia

A Democratic congressman compared the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes.

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