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NCAA Tames Tigers

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Citing violations, including star player's SAT cheating, association forces Memphis men’s basketball team to vacate 38 victories from 2007-8, when it was national runner-up.

Flu and Football Season

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How bad would an outbreak of H1N1 have to get before an institution decided to cancel a big-time sporting event? Athletics departments say they have no clue, but hope prevention efforts keep them from finding out.

'College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era'

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Are you ready for some football? Or, given that football season is still over a week away, at least ready to read about it?

College Football and Congress

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Senate panel (of one) hears debate on whether bowl series for determining NCAA Division I champion is fair and legal.

All Play and No Work

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Over course of seven years, Georgetown paid 26 baseball players nearly $62,000 for federal work study employment they did not complete, violating not only NCAA rules but perhaps federal law, too.

Brand, NCAA President, Dies

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First college president to lead the national college sports association instituted ambitious academic reforms and pushed presidential control and financial transparency.

Good Seats, Hard Sell

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Big-time college football programs with new and renovated stadiums are having trouble filling luxury suites; many blame the economy.

Down and Out in Division I

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SUNY system investigates academic and behavioral problems within Binghamton’s men’s basketball program, which has been accused of lowering standards to boost on-court performance.

Powerless, or Passing the Buck?

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College presidents acknowledge major problems with big-time college sports but say they can do little to effect change, new survey finds.

'Bowled Over'

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College football has changed a great deal since the 1960s, and Michael Oriard has seen most of those changes firsthand.

In the late 1960s, Oriard walked onto the football team at University of Notre Dame. Eventually, he became starting center, was elected co-captain by his teammates and was named a second-team All-American. After college, he played briefly in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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