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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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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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