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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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Panasonic AG-HPX370 P@ HD Camcorders Capture University of Michigan Wolverines' Gridiron Action for Coaching Analysis

Beginning this season, college football’s all-time winningest team, the University of Michigan Wolverines, is shooting with Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD camcorders to capture game action and practices for coaching analysis.

In addition to four AG-HPX370s, the Big 10 team has also invested in five AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD recorder/players, an AG-HPX170 P2 HD handheld camcorder for roaming coverage, and PT-DZ570 series DLP, native WUXGA resolution projectors to display footage in meeting rooms for coaches and players.

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Ohio State Univ. Looking Into Dozens Of Car Sales To Athletes

Ohio State University's chief enforcer of NCAA rules said Friday that he will investigate used-car purchases made by dozens of OSU athletes at two Columbus car dealers to see if any sale violated collegiate rules.

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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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U of Central Florida's Game At Florida International U Could Have Major Impact On South Florida Recruiting

UCF and FIU have more at stake than undefeated records when the two up-and-coming teams clash Saturday night in Miami.

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