Athletics

ND School Officially Drops Fighting Sioux Nickname

North Dakota's flagship university dropped its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname for the third time Thursday, and officials expressed hope that the latest retirement — fueled by this week's overwhelming statewide vote — would finally stick.

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A Breakdown Of The Battle: Fighting Sioux Nickname

The University of North Dakota debuted the "Sioux" part of its nickname more than 80 years ago.

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Men's Track Programs Not Coming Back This Year, Says Western Michigan University Trustees

Although Western Michigan University will have a new surface at Kanley Track this fall, don't expect a men's track team to trek it.

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Strike five? Study Shows Many SEC Schools Have Lenient Drug Policies Compared To NCAA

Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.

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North Carolina State University selects Mondoturf FTS3 artificial turf system for new soccer practice field

Building an NCAA champion soccer program takes teamwork, great players and savvy coaches. But it also takes the best possible facilities, which is why North Carolina State University chose a Mondoturf FTS3 artificial turf system to replace one of its grass soccer fields at its Wolfpack Training Complex.

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Clash With SMU's President Led To Athletic Director Steve Orsini's Firing

SMU announced the firing of athletic director Steve Orsini on Thursday, amid a growing clash between Orsini and president R. Gerald Turner, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Big Ten Network Cuts Academics, Citing Low Ratings

The Big Ten cable network has been an unchallenged success promoting conference sports to a national audience and making money for its members. The academic programming its leaders had promised hasn't panned out.

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Report: Florida State U Pres. Says Faculty Opposed To Joining 'Academically Weaker' Big 12

After a Florida State trustee chairman roasted the ACC's new TV deal this week by calling it "mind-boggling" and "shocking ," FSU president Eric Barron flatly denied his school's possible interest in joining the Big 12.

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Two NCAA Division I conferences and N.C. High School Athletic Association to hold track and field championships on Mondotrack

A new state-of-the-art track and field facility that features a Mondotrack, the official track of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the track of the 2012 London Olympics, has signed three agreements to host prominent collegiate and high school indoor track and field championships in 2013 and 2014.

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