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Report: NBA's one-and-done rule to stay in new CBA
Last month, the NBA and NBA Players’ Association reportedly began discussing a new collective bargaining agreement. On Thursday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that a “deal was within sight.” One of the issues over the years has been one-and-done rule. According to Wojnarowski, the one-and-done rule will remain intact in the new CBA.
Midseason College Football Report: Pleasant surprises, flops, halfway Heisman
The first half of the 2016 college football featured the emergence of a new star quarterback, the re-emergence of an old Pac-12 power and the end of an era at LSU. Texas is back! Nope. Houston to the playoff! Nah. Tom Herman to LSU? Tom Herman to Texas? Tom Herman to the Chicago Bears? This, unfortunately, has only just begun.
Former UVA receiver alleges hazing, files complaint
Former Virginia wide receiver Aidan Howard has filed a complaint against the school, claiming he was bullied by teammates and suffered a broken orbital bone in a hazing ritual. Howard filed the complaint last Friday in Pennsylvania, according to documents posted online by ESPN on Wednesday.
Louisville Receives Notice of Allegations From NCAA
The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached. The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days. The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process.
Darrell Hazell fired as Purdue's head football coach
Purdue has fired head football coach Darrell Hazell in his fourth season. The news broke from multiple reports earlier on Sunday afternoon, and Purdue officially confirmed the firing around 4:30 p.m. ET. Director of athletics Mike Bobinski issued a statement on Sunday afternoon.
Michigan State’s frontcourt hit with injury again
Michigan State’s frontcourt just went from thin to thinner. Starting center Gavin Schilling suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee and will undergo surgery, the Spartans announced Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return. The injury to Schilling is significant, but when added to the loss of forward Ben Carter, who underwent knee surgery last month, it’s impact is exacerbated greatly.
Phi Slama Jama Explored, Benny Anders Found in ESPN's Latest 30 for 30
Just past the midway point of the upcoming ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary on Phi Slama Jama, there is a moment of anguish for former players. Members of those University of Houston men's basketball teams, including Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, are forced to watch the last few seconds of their 1983 upset loss to North Carolina State in the NCAA title game.
Syracuse's wild 2006 Big East title run among games vacated by NCAA penalties
After a lengthy investigation, the NCAA ruled last season Syracuse basketball must vacate victories that included players who were later found to be ineligible. This week, Syracuse.com reached out to the NCAA to get specifics on the impact of those 101 vacated victories on the school's basketball program history. The vacated victories include every win from the 2005-06 season (23).
Oakland’s Isaiah Brock ruled eligible by the NCAA
The NCAA has ruled Oakland forward Isaiah Brock eligible to compete this season. Brock is an army veteran that served two tours of duty. He did not have the grades to make it through the Eligibility Center initially, but once Oakland filed some extra paper work – and once the NCAA’s dismissal of one of our nation’s war heroes went viral – it was only a matter of time before Brock would be cleared.
NCAA's charges against Louisville expected Thursday
After a yearlong investigation, the NCAA this week is expected to provide the University of Louisville with a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program and the university is expected to make them public Thursday, according to sources familiar with the probe. A notice of allegations outlines the rules that the institution is alleged to have broken and describes the facts of the case.
Big 12 decides not to expand conference
The Big 12 university presidents concluded on Monday that they will not be adding any new members, ending a three-month expansion exploration with a decision that the league is better off with its current 10 members for now. The Big 12 presidents met in Dallas for a working dinner Sunday night and for a six-hour meeting on Monday.
Duke punter out after surgery
Duke redshirt freshman punter Austin Parker underwent surgery on his right shoulder Sunday to stabilize a fractured clavicle suffered Friday night in Duke’s 24-14 loss at No. 7 Louisville. Parker is out of action indefinitely, according to the school. He also handled kickoffs. Parker has punted 38 times for 1,556 yards and a 41 yards per kick average this season.
KU coach Bill Self says player movement is a ‘problem in college athletics’
College basketball and football coaches are allowed to jump from one school to another without penalty. Players, however, unless they are graduate transfers, must sit out a full season at their transfer destination before being eligible to play in games. This could change if the courts in 2017 decide NCAA transfer rules violate federal antitrust laws. The NCAA is prepared to vigorously defend the present rule.
Report: ESPN, Fox could pay to kill Big 12 expansion
Possible Big 12 football expansion has been a hot topic for months, but according to a report by Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel ESPN and Fox are willing to pay the current schools in the conference not to expand.
Virginia Tech football falls into trap with upset loss at Syracuse
Virginia Tech’s defense had yielded three third-down conversions and one fourth-down conversion in a single drive before Syracuse mercifully called a timeout and gave the Hokies a chance to catch their breath. After 13 plays of a drive that began early in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 17, the Hokies tried to talk about coverage over the sounds of the Carrier Dome, two-thirds full but deafening nonetheless.