Athletics

U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Discrimination Claim Against Quinnipiac Athletics

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a prior court order that Quinnipiac University must do more to provide female student athletes with the same opportunities the school offers to men.

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Several Penn State Trustees Appealing NCAA Decision

Questioning Penn State President Rodney Erickson’s authority to accept the sanctions the NCAA brought down on the university in July, several trustees are appealing penalties they say are “excessive and unreasonable.”

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College Town Built on Football Fears Fallout From a Scandal

In the scattered towns of central Pennsylvania, Penn State football is as much an industry as a devotion, fueled by the hundreds of thousands of fans who converge here on fall weekends and spend on hotels, meals, drinks and a mind-boggling array of Nittany Lions memorabilia.

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Life's Not Just A Football Game (Opinion)

With all that has been written on the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little commentary has been devoted to college football and what, if any, role it should have in higher education.

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Webster Bank to become major UConn sponsor

The University of Connecticut and Webster Bank announced Thursday they have signed a major sponsorship deal that will help the school fund its planned basketball practice facility.

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Penn State President: University Can Cover Legal Costs

Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson said Sunday a "combination of funds," including insurance coverage, would be used to pay the $60 million fine the NCAA imposed as well as the costs of any litigation brought by victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Penn State Scandal Fallout Could Extend To Donors

One major Penn State donor says he might write the university out of his will, while others say neither the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal nor recent unpopular actions by the university's leadership are making them rethink their financial support for the school.

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Will Penn State Football Suffer SMU Program’s Fate?

David Berst came to SMU in 1987 to issue, at the time, the toughest punishment ever meted out by the NCAA to a Division I football program, the “death penalty.”

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Penn State Loses One Sponsor, Others Could Follow

State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State football broadcasts, while General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and Wall Street is threatening to downgrade the school's credit rating, suggesting the price of the sexual abuse scandal could go well beyond the $60 million fine and other penalties imposed by the NCAA.

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NCAA Slams Penn State With Unprecedented Sanctions

A severe set of penalties imposed by college sports' governing body on Monday all but laid waste to Pennsylvania State University's football program, vacating more than a decade of victories and inflicting years of punishment on a team still reeling from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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