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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt addresses members of the media regarding an investigation into academic irregularities at the University during a press conference following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lax oversight worsened NC academic fraud

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. The latest investigation found that university leaders, faculty members and staff missed or just ignored flags that could’ve stopped the problem years earlier. More … 0

UMass racks up second straight, 36-14

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — After 28 losses in its first 30 games of Division I FBS football, winning — and doing it convincingly — is suddenly a contagious feeling for UMass. The Minutemen broke through last week with their first victory of 2014, by 23 points at Kent State, and turned it into a winning streak Saturday with another powerful two-way showing. Shadrach Abrokwah ran … 0

Jaywalking: Hall calls Doton

Monday, October 13, 2014

When she was in grade school, Kelly Doton had dreams of playing sports later in life just like any other young athlete. The Greenfield native excelled in the sport of ice hockey as a youngster and thought that if she worked hard and continued with it, she might be able to play in college. When she moved on to Greenfield Middle School, she … 0

Turnaround time is now for Minutemen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AMHERST — Seven months ago, the UMass athletic administration decided to face its uncertain football future by reaching back into its successful recent past. Mark Whipple enters the first season of his second tour of duty as the … 0

NCAA loses Ed O’Bannon case: Judge rules college players can get share of revenue

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A federal judge ruled against the NCAA on Friday, opening the door for college athletes to share in licensing revenue. The ruling by U.S. District judge Claudia Wilken in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit allows for trust funds to be established for college football and basketball players, who can … 0

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer … 0

Maybe the NCAA isn’t bumbling idiot after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create … 0

Jerry Sandusky’s son discusses alleged sexual abuse

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. Matt Sandusky, who was initially a foster child of the … 0

Young players led charge to Vandy’s championship

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program’s best chance to win its first national championship. It was the 2014 team that got the job done, starting four sophomores and two freshmen … 0

Costa Rica shocks Italy, 1-0

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mario Balotelli tweeted that he would welcome a peck on the cheek from Queen Elizabeth II as a reward if his Italy team kept alive England’s chances to advance in the World Cup by downing Costa Rica. Final score: Costa Rica 1, Italy 0. Does this mean the … 0

Fuleco: What’s an armadillo doing at the World Cup?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Who is Fuleco? He’s a blue-armored armadillo and you’re going to be seeing a lot of him during the next month of World Cup action. He’s the official FIFA World Cup mascot, and the name Fuleco derives from a blending of the Portuguese words for futebol (soccer) and … 0

SEC hands out record $309.6M for 2013-14

Friday, May 30, 2014

DESTIN, Fla. — Southeastern Conference revenue remains on the rise. It should make a major jump next year following the launch of the SEC Network. The SEC will distribute a record $309.6 million in revenue to its 14 member institutions, which equates to $20.9 million per school. Commissioner … 0

Women’s College World Series opens today

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Women’s College World Series used to seem more like the West Coast Invitational, with multiple entrants from the Pacific-12 Conference and Golden State squads such as California State-Fullerton and Fresno State frequenting the fields. … 0