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How a volleyball player can come back stronger after brain surgery

Adelphi University freshman Blakely Murphy's father died of brain cancer before she was born. With the help of a new procedure -- and the love of volleyball -- her own battle with brain tumors has gone differently.

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How a college hurdling star is preparing for the biggest stage

Texas A&M track and field sensation Shamier Little, poised to rock the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 Olympics is Rio, is always improving her technique with a focus on her starts and small changes to her nutrition that have a big impact.

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Moments Of Impact

Utah's Travis Wilson was voted the Week 4 Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week after leading the Utes to a historic victory at Oregon, accounting for 327 total yards and five touchdowns.

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SMU ban deprives NCAA golf champ of repeat bid

The NCAA banned the SMU men's golf program from postseason play in 2015-16 and hit it with scholarship reductions on Tuesday for violations that also included problems in the men's hoops program.

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The legacy of Doris Robinson

Legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson had an equally legendary wife, Doris, whose importance to the school cannot be overstated.

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ADs talk legislating student-athlete fantasy play

The hot-button topic at the Division I athletic directors' annual meeting Tuesday was how to legislate the participation of collegiate athletes and staff in fantasy leagues.

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What Notre Dame's upset of UVa really means

Notre Dame's upset of top-ranked Virginia said a lot more about the Irish than they're 1-2-0 record in the ACC does. Meanwhile, shorthanded Florida State just keeps rolling in Week 6.

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Moments Of Impact

LSU's Leonard Fournette was voted the Week 3 Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week after rushing for 228 yards and scoring three touchdowns in a win over Auburn.

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Former UConn soccer coach Morrone dies at 79

Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and then to the semifinals the next two years, has died. He was 79.

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EA removes 13 NCAA players from FIFA 16

Thirteen women's soccer players have been removed from the FIFA 16 video game after the NCAA told game maker Electronic Arts that putting them in the game would compromise their eligibility.

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Pac-12 proposes athletes to profit from names

The Pac-12 has proposed changing NCAA rules to allow college athletes to use their names, images and likenesses for their non-athletic business ventures.

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Ohio St.'s Snyder, 19, wins world wrestling title

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Snyder won a world wrestling title Friday night to become the youngest U.S. champion and strengthen his chances of qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games.

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Iowa track email was confidential, AG says

A mistake by defense lawyers enabled a plaintiff's attorneys to release an email suggesting Iowa's athletics department discriminated against their client and other male job candidates.

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Photo gets Whitworth soccer players 1-match ban

A private Christian college in Spokane, Washington, says five members of the women's soccer team were suspended after an Instagram post surfaced showing them dressed in blackface and afro wigs.

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Male applicant: Discrimination for Iowa track job

Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a woman be hired over male candidates for an assistant track coaching job, one applicant alleges based on an internal email from the head coach.

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How Florida Volleyball Got Its One-Two Punch

When Rhamat Alhassan followed her Maryland club teammate Alex Holston to Florida, it gave the Gators an athleticism-and-finesse combo that has them in the national title hunt.

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