Athletics

University of North Carolina urged to restore academic-athletic balance

Panel says UNC-Chapel Hill, because of its academic stature and athletic success, can take a leading role.

After several years of well-publicized scandals in the athletics programs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a new report by the Association of American Universities (AAU) urges UNC to put as much energy into academics as it does into winning national championships.

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens takes issue with Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State report

Sports Illustrated accuses Oklahoma State University‘s football program of being complicit in paying players and supporting academic misconduct.

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Tulane's on-campus football stadium has walls and a steel silhouette

The path to construction has been fraught with fundraising challenges, opposition from some close neighbors as well as snares from the city council, and scrutiny from the university itself on the financial viability of the project.

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Lawsuit: NCAA failed to educate players about concussions

Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and didn't do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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Miami Dolphins owner to give $200M to University Of Michigan

Real estate magnate and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to give $200 million to the University of Michigan for its business school and athletics programs.

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Family of college football player who died of head injuries files lawsuit

The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and safety led to [Sheely's] tragic death."

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NWAACC hires director of external operations

The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has hired Scott Archer as its director of external operations, a new position. Archer, 30, will oversee all NWAACC tournaments and special events.

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Michigan State's Spartan Stadium construction begins

The university about two weeks ago broke ground on a $24.5 million, two-level expansion at its football venue's north side. Work will continue throughout this football season, with the project slated for completion in July 2014.

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CSU preparing to hire contractor for on-campus football stadium construction

University officials revealed this week that by next month they will hire a lead contractor to begin pre-construction work on a $243 million, 43,000-seat stadium in the middle of the Fort Collins campus.

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