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Northwestern Admins, Coaches Urging Football Players To Vote Against Unionization

04 / 24 / 14

Northwestern Univ.’s message to its football players since an NLRB ruling opened up the door to unionization "has been consistent and clear: Vote no -- for yourselves, for the team and for the university," according to a front-page piece by Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The team tomorrow wi...

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03/27/14
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03/26/14
Maryland Athletics Sees Surplus For '12-13

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03/26/14
Alabama Records $21.2M Surplus In FY '13

The Univ. of Alabama athletics department recorded a $21.2M surplus for FY '13, an increase of $8.9M from '12, marking the school's "second-largest surplus" in eight years, according to Jon Solomon of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. Alabama's annual debt service for athletic facilities reached nearly $16M, up ...

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03/25/14
NCAA Apologizes To NMSU For Travel Policy

The NCAA yesterday apologized to the New Mexico State athletic department and stated that it will "evaluate its travel policy after the Aggies had to fly home in the middle of the night" following a loss to San Diego State on Thursday night in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, according to Berni ...

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03/24/14
Poll: Public Opposes Paying College Athletes

A large majority of the general public "opposes paying salaries to college athletes beyond the scholarships currently offered," according to poll results cited by Alex Prewitt of the WASHINGTON POST. The poll, which was conducted by the Post and ABC News, shows that only 33% "support paying college ...

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03/24/14
UMd Subpoenas ACC Schools, TV Partners

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03/21/14
Fisher: NCAA's Charter Policy "Disgraceful"

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