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Baylor Fires Head Coach Art Briles

Baylor is reportedly cutting ties with head football coach Art Briles after eight seasons. Amid the sexual allegations involving multiple football players, the school is firing the coach for somewhat allowing things to happen and not taking much of a stand to prevent them. Briles had an 65-37 record at Baylor. Players on the team didn't take the news too well.

The new names to know for the 2016-17 college basketball season

By now, we have a pretty good feel for what college basketball is going to look like during the 2016-17 season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the new names you need to know entering college basketball in 2016-17. This is one of the strongest and deepest recruiting classes of the last decade, so this should be a fun group to track.

Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku heading to NBA Draft

Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku finally made it official. He’s staying in the NBA Draft. Onuaku averaged 9.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.6 assists in 24.6 minutes per game last season, making his per-40 numbers, a metric NBA teams like to take into consideration, nothing short of fantastic. The 19-year-old Onuaku underwent a procedure on his heart last week due to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Maryland's Melo Trimble withdraws from NBA Draft to return to Terrapins

All-American point guard Melo Trimble is withdrawing from the NBA Draft so that he can return to Maryland for his junior season. A formal announcement is expected soon. Trimble was the last relevant underclassman to make a decision before Wednesday night's deadline to withdraw. He went back and forth throughout the process but ultimately listened to what NBA people told him.

From Wolfpack to Wolf Pack: Caleb & Cody Martin Transfer to Nevada

Twin brothers Caleb Martin and Cody Martin plan to transfer from N.C. State to Nevada. The Martin twins are switching from the Wolfpack to the Wolf Pack, which tied for fourth place in the Mountain West Conference and went 24-14 in its first season under former NBA head coach Eric Musselman. They will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 season.

Jaron Blossomgame passes on NBA Draft, returns to Clemson for senior season

Clemson junior forward Jaron Blossomgame announced Wednesday that he will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration. Blossomgame worked out for seven teams and took part in the NBA Draft Combine over the past three weeks. Blossomgame was named to the All-ACC First Team and was voted the ACC’s Most Improved Player in 2015-16 after averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Marcus Lee Withdraws from NBA Draft, Will Transfer From Kentucky

Kentucky announced that junior forward Marcus Lee will remove his name from the 2016 NBA Draft but plans to transfer to complete his collegiate eligibility at another school. Upon completing his paperwork to withdraw from the draft, Lee will be granted a full release with no restrictions. Lee averaged career highs in points per game (6.4), rebounds per game (6.0), total blocks (59) and total assists (11).

The Frank Beamer Retirement Chronicles: Pedicure and Milkshake

A non-inclusive list of what Beamer's done in retirement includes: reading to kids, instructing/speaking at various coaching clinics, being honored by various groups, starring in a hilarious season ticket advertisement, and now relaxing with a pedicure.

N.F.L. Tried to Influence Concussion Research, Congressional Study Finds

When the N.F.L. agreed in 2012 to donate tens of millions of dollars to concussion research overseen by the National Institutes of Health, it was widely seen as a positive turning point in football’s long history of playing down the long-term effects of brain injuries on players. At the time, the league said that it would have no influence over how the money was used.

Report: Hoosiers' Troy Williams to stay in NBA Draft

Indiana got good news when Thomas Bryant opted to return for his sophomore season rather than pursue a pro career. The news on Troy Williams might not be as pleasing. According to a report from the Indianapolis Star's Gregg Doyel, Williams will forego his senior season with the Hoosiers and keep his name in the NBA Draft. Williams averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds last season.

UCLA to announce 15-year, $280 million deal with Under Armour

Under Armour and UCLA will announce a 15-year schoolwide shoe and apparel deal worth $280 million on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com. At those numbers, the deal would be the largest in college football history. In January, Ohio State said its 15-year deal with Nike was worth $252 million. Texas signed a 15-year deal with Nike worth $250 million in October.

Award-winning Beer makes ACC history

Clemson’s Seth Beer made ACC history Monday when he became the first player ever to win the league’s Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. Beer, a freshman outfielder, tied for the ACC lead with 15 home runs and ranked third with 60 RBI while hitting .378. He joins N.C. State’s Carlos Rodon as the only ACC freshmen to win two major awards in the same season.

Pitt RB James Conner says he is cancer-free

James Conner says he is cancer-free. More than six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Pittsburgh running back announced the good news on Monday. Conner, the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, completed his 12th and final chemotherapy treatment earlier this month. Throughout his treatment, Conner continued to train for the 2016 season.

Connor Mitch decision adds new twist to done-and-one transfer movement

Critics of the done-and-one transfer trend in college sports are going to frown about former Raleigh Wakefield High football star Connor Mitch’s plans. After starting the first game of the 2015 season and quarterbacking South Carolina to a win over UNC, Mitch announced over the weekend that he’ll graduate during summer school and leave for another program with two seasons of immediate eligibility left.

Former NFL QB Erik Kramer recounts attempted suicide, inspirational recovery

That Erik Kramer is alive today to tell his story — one of hope built from despair, and one that he wants to serve as a life preserver for others dealing with depression — is nothing short of a miracle. Kramer described in detail both his suicide attempt that made headlines last August and his recovery, spurred on by family and former teammates, in the months since.

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