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Leadership soothes NCAA controversy

It is difficult to think of a university president without thinking about athletics. The presence of the president at sporting events is as important as the quarterback to a football team, a bat to a home-run hitter or a deep pool to a diver. President Donna E. Shalala has been the UM Athletics’ biggest supporter,…

Budding scandal at Oklahoma State raises eyebrows
Commentary, Sports

Budding scandal at Oklahoma State raises eyebrows

Les Miles used to tell his players, “Academics first, football second.” But a new Sports Illustrated (SI) report that alleges rampant misconduct at Oklahoma State University suggests Miles – the coach there from 2000-2004 – held up two fingers when he said “first” and one finger for “second.” Facetious as Miles may have been, it’s…

First two weeks to define Canes’ season
Commentary, Football

First two weeks to define Canes’ season

When news broke about the NCAA’s investigation into the University of Miami, Al Golden was entering his first year as the Hurricanes’ head coach. His team was coming off a disappointing 7-6 season, and a cloud of uncertainty hovered over the program. Now just days away from his third season, Golden fields a veteran team…

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