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Arkansas board votes to end Rebel mascot, ‘Dixie’ song

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school’s “Johnny Reb” mascot and “Dixie” fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people inside their historic black church in South Carolina reignited a debate nationwide about the use of symbols of the Confederacy.

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Huskers add full-time director of sports psychology

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consulting sports psychiatrist has been named director of sports psychology for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department in Lincoln.

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Partnership lets Major League Soccer players earn degrees

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students.

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NCAA: Southern Miss, Tyndall committed multiple violations

In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pikeville in Knoxville, Tenn. The NCAA says Southern Mississippi’s men’s basketball program and former coach Donnie Tyndall  have committed multiple violations, including arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men’s basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall’s tenure.

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UND president says he will consider no nickname as an option

In this March 28, 2015 file photo, North Dakota players Bryn Chyzyk, (29),  Colten St. Clair, (17), and Jordan Schmaltz (24), wearing uniforms without the Fighting Sioux moniker, celebrate a goal against St. Cloud State in Fargo, N.D. Selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has been so fraught with backlash that the school’s president said Friday, July 24, 2015 he’d reconsider another option _ none at all. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has been so fraught with backlash that the school’s president said Friday he’d reconsider another option — none at all.

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