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West Virginia postponed its fan appreciation day, originally scheduled for Sunday, after five of its players contracted hand, foot and mouth disease. Hand, foot and mouth is a mild yet highly contagious viral infection that leads to sores in the mouth and rashes on the hands and feet. The infection is common in children but can spread to adults. It usually lasts for a few days. The university didn’t disclose which players caught the infection. “I know fans who were planning on attending Fan Day will be disappointed, but this is in the best interest of all involved,” West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said in a statement. “Our medical staff is doing an excellent job of addressing the matter. However, there is no reason to put the general public at risk.” – Jake Trotter, ESPN. Read More.

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May 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.09 | by CollegeAD

An increasing number of athletic departments are facing financial crisis. It’s become increasingly difficult to find funding for a number of key areas–and as a result, all too many are eliminating programs in an...

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Does The NCAA Argument Against Legalized Sports Gambling Hold Water?
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May 8th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.08 | by CollegeAD

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Sports Psychologists Are Helping Athletes Shape Strong Minds
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May 7th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.07 | by Jonathan Yates

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Congressman Glenn Thompson on The Culture of Pennsylvania Sports
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May 4th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.04 | by Jonathan Yates

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May 3rd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.03 | by CollegeAD

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May 2nd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.02 | by CollegeAD

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Focus On The Whole Team: Sleep Better
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May 1st, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.05.01 | by Walt Whitfield

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Bet On eSport Gambling As A New Revenue Stream
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April 30th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.30 | by Jonathan Yates

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Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?
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Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?...

April 27th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.04.27 | by CollegeAD

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Congressman Steve King On The Culture of Sports In Iowa
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April 26th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.26 | by Jonathan Yates

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More Attention on the End Game for Student-Athletes is Needed
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April 24th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.24 | by Jonathan Yates

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Pros & Cons: Alcohol Comes to NCAA Championship Events
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April 23rd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.04.23 | by CollegeAD

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