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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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A Postscript On Interview With Univ of Texas’s Powers

Sports-writing colleague Kirk Bohls and I wrote an article for today’s paper coming off an interview with William Powers Jr., president of the University of Texas. We focus on his views about the turmoil in the Big 12 athletic conference.

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Impact Of Florida Atlantic U Stadium Goes Beyond Football And The University

When Howard Schnellenberger talks about the impact of Florida Atlantic's new on-campus football stadium that opens Saturday, he often ends talking about Louisville.

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Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic Open New Stadium

Take the skybox elevator to the top floor of the House that Howard Built, and it's easy to see why the Owls of Florida Atlantic University believe their football program is on the rise.

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