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2012-02-09 08:00:00

Lafayette, LA is home to the Ragin´ Cajuns and one of college softball's great dynasties. This season the Cajuns will be wearing the new Diamond Dynasty by Ringor. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 History shows us that a dynasty is built one day, one step at a time. The foundation is critical and each decision matters. Ringor, maker of premium softball shoes, is proud to be the official shoe of the Ragin' Cajuns. Looking at the Ragin´ Cajuns of Louisiana Lafayette, it is...

2009-08-26 15:44:36

Florida International officials are backing out of a basketball game against national champion North Carolina, the Miami Herald said. The contest at Chapel Hill Nov. 9 is slated to be a part of the 12-team Coaches versus Cancer tournament classic this winter, but FIU thought it was supposed face Ohio State. An e-mail from the Gazelle Group, the tournament's sponsor, to FIU assistant coach Anthony Anderson, obtained by the newspaper Tuesday, said because of scheduling conflicts, the Golden...

2009-06-25 13:41:29

The athletics director of Florida International University said the school's cheerleading squad and marching band were eliminated as part of budget cuts. FIU Athletics Director Pete Garcia said in a statement the decision to cut the cheerleading program, which was ranked fourth nationally, was part of a series of tough choices by university officials amid the ongoing recession, The Miami Herald said Thursday. This economy has forced us to make some very tough choices,'' Garcia said....

2009-06-02 09:30:00

MIAMI, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Family Foundation (GFF), a private, non-profit organization that supports social programs dedicated to improving community health and elevating universal socio-economic conditions, announced today a $10 million gift, including state match, to fund a community medicine program that is the cornerstone of Florida International University's College of Medicine. The gift is among the ten biggest ever made to FIU and is eligible for matching funds through...

2009-03-19 23:52:46

Steffphon Pettigrew pushed Western Kentucky to a late 17-point lead Thursday and the Hilltoppers held on to defeat Illinois 76-72 in the NCAA Tournament. Western Kentucky pulled off what was almost a predictable upset as a No. 12 seed in the South Region. At least one No. 12 seed has won an opening-round NCAA game in 19 of the last 21 years and two 12th-seeded teams were winners last year. Western Kentucky (25-8), champions of the Sun Belt Conference, will face Gonzaga Saturday in the second...

2009-03-11 00:54:02

A.J. Slaughter's 18 points helped send Western Kentucky back to the NCAA Tournament with a 64-56 Sun Belt Conference tourney title win over South Alabama. Steffphon Pettigrew added 15 points for the Hilltoppers (24-8), who reached the Sweet 16 year. Orlando Mendez-Valdez added 10 points. The Jaguars got a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds from DeAndre Coleman. Domonic Tilford added 12 for South Alabama (20-13). The Hilltoppers led most of the game, but the Jaguars rallied to go ahead...

2008-07-18 15:00:00

By Natalie Jordan, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky. Jul. 18--Western Kentucky University has experienced growing enrollment, but is looking for ways to retain students, increase the number of transfer and graduate school students and increase graduation rates. Dean Kahler, associate vice president in the Academic Affairs and Provost's Office, and Provost Barbara Burch presented a report to the board of regents Thursday during its retreat that showed WKU is continuing to see growth in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.