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Leading a purposeful life, chosen by challenges

Travis Roy counts being on this deck overlooking Malletts Bay as one of his joys.

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The former Boston University hockey player was 20 years old when he became a quadriplegic. He is now 40.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A court has granted the NCAA's request for a stay in the O'Bannon case, delaying the implementation of possible payments to athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses until an appeals court has made a ruling. The NCAA says in a statement it is pleased with the decision of the 9th Circuit Court. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Appeals court grants stay in O’Bannon case

The stay is a temporary reprieve for the NCAA and its decades-old rules barring payments to athletes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/harvard.jpg Kansas highlights Harvard’s 2015-16 men’s basketball slate

The five-time defending Ivy League champs tip off Nov. 13 against MIT, also face UMass, BC, Northeastern, and BU

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The Minutemen received 113 points, and three first place votes, in a preseason poll.

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Coming off back-to-back bowl berths, a young Eagles squad is looking to keep momentum growing.

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The first step in addressing the issue came in January, when coach Steve Addazio replaced his special teams coach.