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The Worst Part of the Notre Dame Academic Scandal is All of It

Holy smokes, Batman! The day of reckoning is finally here (for some).

Major college football has a locomotive barreling down the tracks, not unlike the one almost killed Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters. Unlike the fourth Ghostbuster, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish find themselves in a position where neither the Statue of Liberty, baby Oscar, nor Rick Moranis can help them out.
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Amid Criticism, NCAA Got It Right With Unlimited Meals

The NCAA has taken a beating in the court of public opinion over the last few months–much of it deserved, some of it not. But with animus against college sports’ governing body reaching a fever pitch this football offseason, one of the organization’s best moves in decades was enacted to little recognition from media outlets.
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Christian Hackenberg Is The Face of A New Era in Penn State Football

Bill O’Brien scored a major recruiting coup in 2013 when he landed Christian Hackenberg. The 5-star prospect took on a unique challenge when he committed to O’Brien’s Penn State program–a program that had finished just its first of a four-year bowl ban and faced years of potentially crippling scholarship reductions.
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Duke’s Defense in Turmoil After Loss of LB Kelby Brown

Duke’s bend-don’t-break defense just got a lot closer to snapping in half.

Senior linebacker Kelby Brown suffered a torn ACL during the Blue Devils’ scrimmage on Monday—marking the third time he’s endured such injury during his collegiate career alone—and is expected to miss the entire 2014 season.
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Countdown to Kickoff 2014: The Paths of Bryan Harsin and Hugh Freeze Cross

On the surface, the Week 1 matchup pitting Bryan Harsin against Hugh Freeze is a clash of two head coaches in similar situations. Freeze took over at Ole Miss in 2012, one season removed from winning a Sun Belt Conference championship at Arkansas State. Likewise, Harsin begins his tenure at Boise State fresh off winning a league title with the RedWolves.
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