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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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Univ of Alabama in Huntsville Hockey Supporters Say They Can Fully Fund Canceled Program, Rep. Phil Williams Says

Money will no longer be an issue to save the hockey program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville because of additional last-minute donors, a state legislator says he has been told.

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Gov. Christie Ready To Help Troubled Rutgers University Athletic Department

Gov. Chris Christie has told Rutgers University officials he’s ready to help the athletic department respond to the string of defections that have weakened the prestige of Big East Conference and threatened the future of the state university’s $58 million sports program.

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NCAA Approves Major Scholarship Changes At Meeting

The scandal-plagued NCAA is moving swiftly to clean up its image.

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Stadium Garners Ultimate Ranking

Building council awards UNT’s new football venue Platinum certification

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NCAA Weighing $2,000 Payments To Student Athletes

NCAA President Mark Emmert backed a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, "to more closely approach" the full cost of attending college, beyond the athletic scholarships athletes receive for tuition, fees, room, board and books.

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