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Turf battle looming between powerhouse universities and state board

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An attempt by leaders of Florida’s state university system to plan for the future and avoid duplication among rival schools is running into the same kind of resistance that has doomed past efforts.

An hour-and-half long discussion about the idea on Monday grew testy when a top official from the University of Florida clashed with State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan over whether proposed new regulations being considered by the Board of Governors are too restrictive.

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