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Tim Duncan delivers on promise of hurricane relief to victims in Virgin Islands

Tim Duncan is putting his money where his mouth is. One week after pledging to donate $250K to relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands for those impacted by Hurricane Irma, the Spurs legend volunteered his time Friday by helping with the distribution of food for those in the region. In day one of his volunteer efforts, more than 20,000 pounds of food was given out to those affected. (CBS Sports)

Spartan Stadium, Section 5, Row 43, Seats 28 and 29 – an ode to my father

My father, Christopher Couch, passed away unexpectedly at Sparrow Hospital on Aug. 6. He was 68. His 23rd installment of MSU football season tickets arrived a few days earlier, he’d told me. So last Saturday, as MSU played Western Michigan, I watched from Section 5, Row 43, Seat 28. I needed to experience that view one more time, let those memories soak in. (Lansing State Journal)

ACC Network Will Be Based Out Of Bristol Instead Of Charlotte As Widely Thought

ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Scheduling Burke Magnus said, “In today’s world of video communication and technology, physical location is becoming less important every day. This was a circumstance born out of having the most resources at our disposal in Bristol to deliver on our plan for the ACC Network.” The ACC’s new network is expected to launch in 2019. (Sports Business Daily)

Charlie Adams, longtime leader of NC high school sports, passes away

Charlie Adams, the former executive director of the N.C. High School Athletic Association, passed away Sunday morning at his home in Chapel Hill. He was 81. Adams, a Cary native, is hailed as a visionary in high school sports. He led the NCHSAA from 1984-2010 after being promoted from assistant executive director and supervisor of officials. (Charlotte Observer)

Let Texas Play USC Every Year

Let Texas play USC again next week. Put them in the same bowl game, be it the Rose Bowl or the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. USC has to take the trip to Austin next year in a rematch to its 27-24 double overtime win Saturday night, but that’s not enough. Let’s bump the Pac-12 up to the Pac-13 so Texas and USC can play every damn year. (The Ringer)

Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, pro wrestling legend, dead at 73

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, considered pro wrestling's greatest commentator and manager by many, has died. He was 73. Heenan had been battling health issues for many years since contracting cancer in 2002, reports Dave Meltzer with Wrestling Observer. World Wrestling Entertainment, his former longtime employer, confirmed the news Sunday evening. (

Clemson defense rules the night at Louisville

It was projected to be a showdown between Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s defense. The latter stole the show Saturday night. Clemson’s defense lived up to its ranking as the nation’s No. 2 unit, time and again neutralizing Jackson and essentially snuffing out a Louisville offense that entered the game highly regarded and equally as hyped. (Greenville News)

Pitt football gets butt kicked so bad they offer students giveaway

A week after losing to Penn State in Happy Valley, Pitt's football team got its tail whooped at home to Oklahoma State in a game that's technically still in progress but for all intents and purposes over. (As of press time, the Cowboys held a 59-21 lead.) The beating was so bad that, before the game was even over, the school was offering students who stayed for the whole game a free beverage. (Philly Voice)

Gators announcer Mick Hubert makes memorable call on Florida's game-winning TD versus Tennessee

The Florida Gators provided quite the ending Saturday evening against Tennessee. After a slow start to the game, the Vols and Gators exchanged scores for much of the fourth quarter. The Volunteers hit a field goal late to tie the game at 20-20 in a sloppy game that provided fireworks late. (Saturday Down South)

Reliving Keith Jackson’s perfect call at the end of the perfect college football game

You remember the play. Vince Young, Texas’ star quarterback, scampers to the end zone to end USC’s 34-game winning streak and bring a national championship to the Horns for the first time in over three decades. But do you remember the soundtrack to that famous play? Dan Fouts does. On that night, Fouts was shoulder-to-shoulder with broadcasting great Keith Jackson. (SB Nation)

Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim wants to coach through son’s college career

With his son Buddy Boeheim set to become a freshman at Syracuse during the 2018-19 season, Jim Boeheim plans to coach for at least another five years. “I’m not leaving my son there,” Boeheim, who turns 73 in November, said with a smile at the Garden State Basketball Clinic at Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate Conception High School. Boeheim had initially agreed to step down after this upcoming season. (Zag's Blog)

How do you slow down Lamar Jackson? Here is how Clemson will try

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables enjoys a challenge under most circumstances. He isn’t thrilled about the one his defense has this week. The Tigers will try to slow Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville’s potent offense Saturday night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in a rematch of last year’s game that was decided in the final seconds. (The State)

Wake DA won't seek charges against NC State football players

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced late Friday that charges would not be sought against five North Carolina State University students: Antoine Thompson, Kevince Brown, Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas. "Our office has undertaken a detailed review of the information. The evidence does not support moving forward with a criminal prosecution," Freeman said. (ABC 11)

Chris Paul talks about hurricane relief efforts, his career during visit to Winston-Salem

NBA star Chris Paul spent much of Wednesday in Winston-Salem talking about hurricane relief and his professional basketball career as well as participating in a basketball clinic with children. Paul, a native of Winston-Salem, said he will help with the relief effort in Houston in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, which flooded the city and its surrounding area two weeks ago. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Duke football is winning and has a renovated stadium. But where are the fans?

Duke’s football program is off to a great start on the field with two wins in its first two weeks. In the Wallace Wade Stadium stands, it’s a different story. The school’s announced crowd for Saturday’s 41-17 win over Northwestern was 20,241. That’s barely 50 percent of the stadium’s 40,004 seats filled on a sunny day against a Big Ten opponent. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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