Athletics

Spirit Lake Group: Opposition To Nickname Is Harassment

The Big Sky Conference continues to watch with concern as debate persists over whether UND can or should retain its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton said today.

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Showing The University Of Oregon Ducks A Little Love (Opinion)

Whatever your baggage, your colors, your fight song, it's hard not to root these days for the University of Oregon, given how few institutions in this timid state have similar ambition. Those aspirations are most noticeable in the athletic department, where Phil Knight's money and marching orders have reshaped the track and football programs, rebuilt the athletic facilities and elevated UO to a national brand. ESPN's Colin Cowherd reported Thursday that only the University of Florida Gators are more popular than the Ducks among college-sports fans 17 years old and younger.

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UConn Academics Called 'Good Fit' for Atlantic Coast Conference

If the Atlantic Coast Conference turns down UConn as a member, it's unlikely to be because of its academic performance.

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Where Football and Higher Education Mix

The University of Chicago, well known for Saul Bellow, Milton Friedman and its links to 85 Nobel Prizes, was once famous sea to shining sea for football. It boasted a legendary coach, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national championship.

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Miami And Ohio State Can Relate With Their Off-The-Field Issues

Exactly two weeks after Miami received a relieving verdict from the NCAA about its ineligible players, No. 17 Ohio State got good news Tuesday from the NCAA about three of its own.

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Where ‘Try Again’ Finds Victory

Eyes open as Wheelock College’s athletes focus on character, not winning

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Art Directors Make Wager On Louisiana State U-West Virginia U Game

Art museum directors at West Virginia University and LSU have made a friendly wager on the outcome of their schools' upcoming meeting on the football field.

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University of Texas Says It Won’t Sue If A&M Leaves Big 12

The University of Texas told the American-Statesman today that it has no intention of suing the Southeastern Conference or any other athletic conference that admits a departing Big 12 school.

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University of North Carolina Suggests Tweaks For Athletes' Academic Support

A report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says the school should hire a full-time coordinator to oversee tutors working with student-athletes and also add full-time staffers to work with higher-need students.

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