Athletics

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University of Utah restructures athletic department leadership

Utah athletics director Chris Hill is overseeing a lot of things. Besides extensive expansion of student-athlete services like academic support, sports medicine, strength and conditioning programs and nutrition, there’s new construction and facility improvements taking place — as well as various upgrades in all sports.

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Gary Russi steps down as Oakland University president; wife fired as basketball coach

Longtime Oakland University President Gary Russi will step down before the start of the next school year, the university announced in a news release.

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Weston Field's $22M renovation project to begin this fall at Williams College

A $22 million project to completely revamp William College's Weston Field complex is slated to begin this November, with a majority of the work expected to be done by the end of August 2014.

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Committee's last effort to save University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname fails

In what may well be the final chapter in the long, contentious fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court’s judgment against the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in its effort to save the nickname.

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Griner interview fuels further discussion of inclusion in college sports

Top WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner said in an interview with ESPN Magazine that, as a standout for Baylor University, she was encouraged not to discuss her sexuality, because it could hurt recruiting.

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University of Toledo may sell alcohol at sporting venues

A decision to join a growing number of schools that dangle booze to boost attendance and revenue sales could come within the next two weeks, according to Toledo athletic director Mike O’Brien.

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SI: Do athletics still have too much power at Penn State?

At a time when health and safety issues have rattled football to its core, some members of the Penn State community can't fathom why one of the country's highest-profile and most-scrutinized college sports programs would do anything that might lessen athletic health care.

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Sports Scandals: This Time...

"On the heels of numerous recent scandals, the higher education world is finally (again) examining the role of athletics in academia. And every time a new scandal erupts, we are shocked—shocked—that such things go on within the halls of academia. Ah, but there’s the rub: In many schools, and especially those with a proclivity to horrific headlines, the athletic department is acting as an autonomous fiefdom."

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Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

The great social quest in American sport is to have one prominent, active, gay male athlete step forward and identify himself.

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Eastern Michigan Continues To Revamp Football Staff With Hiring Of Two New Assistants

The university announced the hiring of Ryan Oshnock as a special teams coach and Brad Wilson as the team's new offensive line coach.

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