Athletics

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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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Wrestlers Who Were Allegedly Videotaped at Muskegon CC (Mich.) Praised for Quick Response

Muskegon Community College officials praised the response from the school's wrestlers, who police say were secretly videotaped while showering.

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The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the 'the Best Business Model in the World'?

College sports is a multi-billion-dollar business. Do its workers deserve to be paid?

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Soft-Drink Contract To Bring UCA Millions

A contract for beverage services at the University of Central Arkansas will bring in about $2.2 million, but some academic faculty want the money to fund academic needs — not athletics.

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NFL Players Union Funding $100 Million Harvard Study On Injury

Researchers with Harvard Medical School plan to spend a decade studying hundreds of former players

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