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College baseball: Panel approves regular-season replay rule
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a proposal Wednesday that allows conferences and schools to implement the video replay rule in baseball’s regular season starting in the spring of 2017. The video replay rule has been available for use on an experimental basis at the College World Series since 2012. It was also available in the Division I Baseball Championship super regionals for the past two years
ACC Network Extra Launches Fall Olympic Sports Coverage
An ACC record 331 Olympic sporting events will be streamed live this fall by ACC Network Extra, a dedicated digital channel for ACC sports which makes its debut on Friday, August 19. The coverage marks the initial phase of the full ACC Network announced July 21 by ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Bud Foster Hoping to Revive Virginia Tech Defense in 30th Season
Bud Foster is known for having elite defenses, but that hasn’t been the case in the last two seasons. Last year, Virginia Tech ranked just 44th in the country in total defense. In 2014, Virginia Tech ranked 21st in total defense. 2013? The Hokies ranked fourth. This offseason, Foster has talked about being more versatile in his coverages and schemes, something he hasn’t been able to accomplish over the last two seasons.
A timeline of Ryan Lochte's claim that he and 3 USA swimming teammates were robbed in Rio
Ryan Lochte won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but he's gained much more attention at the games for what happened out of the pool. Or at least what he says happened. Lochte claimed he and swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed early in the morning of Aug. 14 in Rio.
Two Duke football defenders suspended for first three games
The Duke football team will be without two key defensive players for its first three games after the suspension of safety Phillip Carter and tackle Brandon Boyce. Coach David Cutcliffe announced the sanctions Thursday. No reason was given for why the players are being suspended, though both will be able to continue practicing with the team while being held out of game action.
After getting flood aid from LSU, South Carolina pays it forward to Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge community is still working to recover from a 48-hour torrent of rain that impacted tens of thousands of people in Louisiana over the weekend. According to CBS News, at least seven people have been killed and more than 20,000 have had to be rescued since Friday because of the flooding, which is described as some of the "worst the state has ever seen."
"Awesome Hour" on the track as US captures 6 Olympic medals
In a span of about 60 minutes Wednesday night, U.S. athletes hauled in a bevy of medals: Tianna Bartoletta and Brittney Reese went 1-2 in the long jump, Tori Bowie captured a bronze in the 200 and Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin swept the medals in the 100-meter hurdles — a feat that's never been accomplished in that event.
Wayde van Niekerk: The 74-year-old coach behind South African's golden run at Rio 2016
She's a 74-year-old veteran coach, whose philosophy is you're never too old to learn. South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk sensationally won Olympic 400-meter gold at Rio 2016 -- smashing Michael Johnson's 17-year-old record along the way -- and he has his coach Anna Botha to thank.
At Georgetown, athletic center named after Big John Thompson is open for business
The Georgetown men’s basketball team has been able to attract some of the most coveted high school recruits in the country over the past several decades despite dated on-campus facilities. With the nearly complete John Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center up and running, Hoyas Coach John Thompson III now has a state-of-the-art building as his newest enticement in his efforts to land blue-chippers.
USA Today's 10 Best BBQ Pork Sandwiches in North Carolina
For the past four weeks, 10Best, Sandwich America and USA TODAY readers have been voting daily for their favorite BBQ pork sandwich in North Carolina. The results are in. A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. 1. Stamey's Barbecue - Greensboro; 2. B’s Barbecue - Greenville; 3. Skylight Inn BBQ - Ayden.
Usain Bolt gives us the best photo of the Rio 2016 Olympics
Jamaican runner Usain Bolt sprinted to Olympic glory on Sunday night, winning his third straight 100 meter gold medal, but it was a brilliant moment from his semi-final run earlier in the evening that will go down in history as the most Usain Bolt photo ever.
Arizona State’s new video board will be 1 foot wider and taller than Arizona’s
Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium is undergoing nearly $300 million in renovations that won’t be complete until 2017, transforming the facility by shrinking its capacity, modernizing the 60-year-old building’s amenities and installing a massive new video scoreboard. Sun Devils fans might be happiest about one tiny detail, though: the new video board is exactly one foot wider and taller than the one in Arizona’s stadium.
Katie Ledecky vs. Secretariat
Katie Ledecky winning the women’s 800-meter freestyle was the biggest lock of the Rio Games. The only two things in question on Friday night: how much time Ledecky would chip off her own world record, and how badly everyone else would get dusted.
Meet Deondre Francois, Florida State's likely week 1 starting quarterback
Florida State has had Sean Maguire, starter at the end of the 2015 season, competing with redshirt freshman Deondre Francois for the job in fall camp. Jimbo Fisher has made it clear that Francois has kept the competition close with the senior incumbent, and that has to feel comforting for Seminoles fans after Maguire's ankle injury.
Team USA has a coaching problem
The U.S. Men's Basketball team is coasting on its talent, and despite receiving three straight wake-up calls it doesn't seem interested in changing course. That, friends, is a coaching problem. Mike Krzyzewski has an air of infallibility around him because of his success at Duke, but he appears asleep at the wheel of this 2016 Olympic team and should be the held accountable.