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GVSU Students Create 'Zero Waste' Initiative For Football Games

Looking to boost recycling, Grand Valley State University is launching what it’s calling a zero waste initiative at its home football games.

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Giant A On ASU Campus Painted Green

An overnight prank on the ASU campus might have left some Sun Devil fans green with envy.

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Penn St. Won't Renew Contract Of Accused Athletic Director Curley

Penn State will not renew the contract of athletic director Tim Curley, who has been on leave since being charged last year with perjury and failing to report a child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky.

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DePauw University Receives $5M Gift Towards Athletic Facilities

DePauw University is gaining ground on its newest undertaking by the board of trustees through a $5 million alumni gift.

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Faculty Committee Plans Dive Into Athletic's Budget

A committee that planned to look at whether the University of Central Arkansas could save money by switching back from Division I to Division II has changed course, officials said Tuesday.

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Board Advises Greater Oversight Of College Athletics

A new report that incorporates perspectives of higher education leaders nationwide, including University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, is urging colleges and universities to enhance their governing boards' oversight of their athletics programs.

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Jerry Sandusky Receives 30-to-60 Year Sentence

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. Judge John Cleland sentenced him to 30 year minimum to 60 years maximum in prison.

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USM Athletic Department's Deficit Tops $1.2M

The Southern Miss athletic department owes the university proper in excess of $1.2 million for deficits the program has run in three of the past four fiscal years — and athletics is projecting a shortfall of at least $1 million for 2012-13.

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Much of UConn's Athletic Fundraising Is Secret

Webster Bank signed on this summer to become a major sponsor of University of Connecticut athletics and help build a new basketball training center, but UConn has refused to say how much the bank is spending or what exactly it will get in return for its millions.

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Ca. College Athletic Staff Sued For Sex Harassment

Seven athletes on the women's track team at Mt. San Antonio College are accusing a former coach of sexual harassment.

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