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AIU Decides To Add American Football To National University Games Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 15

American football has been formally recognized as an official college sport by India's collegiate sports governing body. The Association of Indian Universities decided to include American football as a regular event on its National University Games schedule starting in '15-16. Following a unanimous ...

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DHB Signs Kit Deal With Reece Australia

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Germany Rejects Goal-Line Technology

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Sport1 Obtains Season-Best Ratings

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Berlin Olympic Stadium Ups Capacity

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Austria To Conduct More Doping Tests

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DTM To Race In Oschersleben Until '16

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Crimea Unrest Shakes Up Ukraine Sports

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Bayern Dominance Threatens Bundesliga

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