Economics primer of FBS football

(Eds: Minor editing. With BC-Moving Up to FBS; for sports and general news circuits; also moved in advance.) By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer On the field, the game looks similar. When it comes to money, the schools in the Football Championship Subdivision and the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision play on different planets. Five programs - Georgia State, Texas-San Antonio, South...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Danger abounds for colleges moving up to FBS

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer Hungry for glory and perhaps a little gold, five schools are in the process of moving up to college football's top level, the Football Bowl Subdivision, as the season kicks off this weekend. To some seasoned higher education observers, the gamble sounds like buying a pet python: Sure, it'll get the neighbors talking...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Another legal headache at Penn State: Title IX

(Eds: Adds details throughout; adds photos. With AP Photos.) By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer Among the legal questions still swirling around Penn State, one has drawn little attention but could pose a threat to the university: Did the school's handling of sex abuse allegations against assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky violate the federal Title IX gender discrimination...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Luhnow and the First Overall Pick

When the draft comes in June, I think Astro fans will be surprised with the first overall pick. While Byron Buxton is the best player, I don’t think he’s going to be an Astro. Why would a team pass on a talent like Buxton? Because Jeff Luhnow knows how to build a minor league system. When Luhnow was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals, the farm system was a wreck. The GM at the...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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