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Report: Athletes at UNC enrolled in 'shadow curriculum'

ksdk.com — An independent investigator found evidence directly tying years of no-show classes at the University of North Carolina to a scheme that helped hundreds of athletes - particularly football and men's basketball players - raise their grades and stay eligible over an 18-year period, according to a report released Wednesday.

NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- Mo'ne Davis, who became a national sensation while pitching in the Little League World Series, appeared in a commercial for Chevrolet that appeared during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

North Carolina probe: Advisers steered athletes to bogus classes

usatoday.com — An independent investigator found evidence of 963 North Carolina football players and 226 men's basketball players enrolled in no-show classes beginning in 1999, a scheme designed to raise their grades and keep many of them eligible, according to a report released Wednesday. Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S.

Wisconsin freshman football team helps 8-year-old with Down Syndrome score special TD

usatodayhss.com — The oldest adage in the book holds that it isn't whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Rarely has that been more true than during a freshmen football game in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

UGA will request reinstatement for Todd Gurley

11alive.com — The University of Georgia will file a reinstatement request with the NCAA on behalf of suspended running back Todd Gurley, the school said Wednesday morning in a statement. Gurley, one of the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, has been suspended since Oct. 9 when the school acknowledged it was looking into a possible violation of NCAA rules.

Georgia will request reinstatement for Todd Gurley

sports.usatoday.com — The University of Georgia will file a reinstatement request with the NCAA on behalf of suspended running back Todd Gurley, the school said Wednesday morning in a statement. Gurley, one of the leading Heisman Trophy contenders, has been suspended since Oct. 9 when the school acknowledged it was looking into a possible violation of NCAA rules.

NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad

usatoday.com — Mo'ne Davis, who became a national sensation while pitching in the Little League World Series, appeared in a commercial for Chevrolet that appeared during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Misery Index Week 8: Negativity in Norman

usatoday.com — The knee-jerk thing to do is to call Oklahoma a fraud, to belittle the Sooners for failing to live up to their preseason ranking (again) and to crack jokes about "Big Game Bob" Stoops not winning big games anymore.

Big 12 has depth, but maybe not a Playoff team

usatoday.com — When the College Football Playoff committee meets for the first time next week, it may not have a bigger challenge than figuring out the Big 12. It's clear the Big 12 has legitimate depth, with six quality teams who would stack up pretty well in any power conference.

Spurrier Working to Change the Tone

wltx.com — Steve Spurrier is legendary for using sarcasm to motivate his players, but with South Carolina in the midst of arguably the most disappointing stretch during his decade-long run, he used the Gamecocks' bye week to change the tone. "We're not into tearing down anymore," Spurrier said this week. "We're more into encouraging.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @DanWetzel: If Emmert and NCAA don't stand against UNC, then why do they stand at all? Column on a chance at a rebirth: sports.yahoo.com/news/why-the-u…

Oct 23, 2014

@Keith_Whitmire If that's the case, then how bad does he really want to do what's required to fix a badly broken program?

Oct 23, 2014

Per DMN scenario: Would it really take $4 million per year to get an unemployed coach in his 60s who is unlikely to get hired elsewhere?

Oct 23, 2014

@calcagnogary Thanks man. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, Mickey and the Motorcars.. that’s my style.

Oct 23, 2014

When Ryan Bingham is on his game (his last album was just OK) he’s as good as it gets on the Americana music scene.

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