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Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings 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. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley’s reinstatement

In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia's Todd Gurley, right, runs the ball past Clemson's Jayron Kearse in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

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Spartans soar amid Michigan’s seasons-long slump

The defaced brass letter M is shown Wednesday morning Oct. 22, 2014 on the main pedestrian walkway at the University of Michigan Central Campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Such graffiti has traditionally been part of the week leading up to the game between Michigan and Michigan State football game. (AP Photo/The Michigan Daily, Alejandro Zúñiga)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke’s arrival at Michigan was supposed to signal a return to the program’s roots of power football and physicality.

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Self, Weber expected at Wayne McClain funeral

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self walks ahead of NBA basketball player Deron Williams, left, and Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard, at a celebration of life ceremony for coach Wayne McClain in Champaign on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. McClain was an assistant coach to both Self and Bruce Weber, head coach at Kansas State, when they were at Illinois.  McClain died on Oct. 15. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.

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