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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
You can throw a Hail Mary at a public school football game, but you can’t actually hail Mary.
That distinction is at the heart of a flurry of incidents this fall in which public universities and high schools are being challenged for conducting prayers before football games.
In recent months:
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga announced that it would no longer hold public prayers before football games, while the UT campus in Knoxville said it was retaining them at Neyland Stadium.
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