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Perception of college athletes undergoing change for the better

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A perception exists that college athletes, student-athletes as they are called, are in college for few reasons other than to use their scholarship as a stepping stone to a professional sports career. In some cases that may be true. Men’s basketball and football players seem to represent this point of view. A few select players are the exception, not the rule. The overwhelming majority of college athletes earn a degree within 4-6 years. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has…

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Bob Buckhorn asks NCAA to move Women’s 2016 Final Four to Tampa

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Tampa is hosting the Women’s Final Four college basketball tournament this weekend, and if Indiana doesn’t get its act together regarding its controversial religious freedom legislation, Mayor Bob Buckhorn is calling on the NCAA to bring the tournament back next year to the Cigar City. “Sports teach us dedication, fair play and teamwork,” Buckhorn wrote in a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert today. “It teaches us that we should judge others for their talents and who they are, instead of where…

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