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Columbia University players watch hopefully as they take on Fordham University. Despite a good start, the game ended in a loss for the Lions. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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An Ivy, A New Coach And A Perfectly Terrible Football Record

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After five football players were arrested Thursday, Rutgers University suspended the group. Two other former players are also suspected of crimes that range from assault to robbery. Here, the school's board of governors is seen in a meeting this summer. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Northwestern football players are reflected in a helmet during drills at a practice. On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a petition that players be allowed to form a union. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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Supporters of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno have launched a campaign to reclaim his legacy, including an initiative to have his statute returned to the university grounds. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

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The Yale football team in an undated photo. Commentator Frank Deford finds it curious that a sport as brutal as football became popular among the academic elite. AP hide caption

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Crowning The 33rd-Best Football Team In America

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Texas Teams (Correctly) Shut Out Of New College Football Playoffs

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Ohio State Players Say No Warning Signs Preceded Teammate's Death

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Brandon Wells of the Mississippi State Bulldogs takes the field before a game against the Ole Miss Rebels last year. Stacy Revere/Getty Images hide caption

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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

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Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, who finished his college career last season, is the spokesman for the players' effort to unionize. John Mersits /CSM/Landov hide caption

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The winning catch: Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Florida State Seminoles catches the 2-yard pass for a touchdown that put his team ahead for good with just 13 seconds left in the game. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Goldman on the championship game

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Incoming Texas Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong is embraced by Edith Royal, widow of famed Texas coach Darrell Royal, Monday. University of Texas hide caption

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