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Big 12's Bob Bowlsby reveals gross lack of understanding amid Baylor scandal
Monday at Big 12 media days in downtown Dallas, you could practically see the words pass through conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s mind as he stood on stage in front of roughly 300 reporters crowded into the Omni Hotel: Please, God, someone ask me about conference expansion.
Randolph Childress' son making his own name at Wake Forest
Brandon Childress is trying to make a name for himself at Wake Forest. That’s quite a challenge for the son of Randolph Childress – one of the best players in program history and a current assistant coach at the school. Brandon Childress called it “a gift and a curse being my father’s son,” but is embracing the tough task that comes with living up to the family name.
Wolfpack's Jaylen Samuels aims to repeat do-everything all-ACC run
Ask Jaylen Samuels what position he plays for North Carolina State's offense, and he will struggle to give a definitive answer. That's because the returning all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer has proven he can do just about anything for the Wolfpack. And like the defenses he faces, even he is unsure exactly what he'll be asked to do each week.
Hokies RB Travon McMillian must build on early success
The Roanoke Times, in its offseason countdown, lists running back Travon McMillian as Virginia Tech’s fourth most important player -- and for good reason. After McMillian took over the starting job last season, he was a force for the Hokies’ often-inconsistent offense, finishing the season with 1042 yards and appearing to secure his spot as one of the top young runners in the country.
Report: ACC Network will launch by August 2019
The ACC will launch its own cable channel, the ACC Network, by August 2019, reports ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The new channel will be launched in partnership with ESPN, which already runs the SEC Network and Longhorn Network. The ACC has also extended its grant of rights through 2036, according to McMurphy, which means if Notre Dame joins a conference for football before 2036, it has to be the ACC.
The No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament just got a huge reward
Even though the NCAA Tournament is eight months away, we've got a hefty update on some upcoming changes. One twist coming next season: The No. 1 overall seed will be able to choose the location of its first two games of the tournament. So if that team is UNC, or whichever school gets put atop the 1-68 seed list, that program will get to pick where it plays its first and second-round games.
Pac-12 partners with Twitter to live stream events
If Pac-12 fanatics want a new place to geek out on conference competition, there's a new place to get that fix. The Pac-12 announced Thursday a new live-streaming partnership with Twitter that includes at least 150 games during the 2016-17 academic year.
2016 SEC Media Days Takeaways: Highs and lows from Hoover
The circus has left town, so it’s time to look back at our favorite acts, most memorable moments and biggest takeaways from SEC Media Days 2016, where you weren’t cool unless you screamed at Paul Finebaum at least once.
Warriors legend, Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond dies
Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team's most respected players less than a month after they lost the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Both franchises previously retired Thurmond's No. 42.
Pat Summitt memorial was a celebration, not a pity party
Pat would have been OK with this gathering. It was no pity party. That’s not to say the tears didn’t flow Thursday night at the Pat Summitt Celebration of Life service. Summitt died on June 28 from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The long farewell to this singular human reached a crescendo 17 days later in a ceremony that ran an emotional gamut at Thompson-Boling Arena. The crowd ran the gamut, too.
Eric Griffin's NBA dream should not end like this
It's the first day of NBA Summer League, and Eric Griffin shakes his head incredulously, staring intently at his flawless white Nikes for what feels like an entire run of a shot clock. He's just been asked why he's here, at lunch on a veranda overlooking a golf course near downtown, when he should be three miles up Interstate 4, on the court at Amway Center.
Tom Brady accepts suspension, ends 'Deflategate'
Tom Brady is accepting his four-game Deflategate suspension. The dream is over. Brady announced the decision on his Facebook page. Small scale, that means the Patriots will play their first four games with Jimmy Garoppolo as their quarterback. Brady is eligible to return Week 5 against the Browns.
Topics as hot as the weather abound at upcoming ACC Football Kickoff
Who’s on the hot seat: This is always a popular media day subject, even if there aren’t as many candidates as usual because of the large turnover that took place after last season. Of those who can look forward to the inevitable “hot seat” questions, N.C. State’s Dave Doeren and Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson figure to be the most likely candidates.
With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost
Major-conference athletic departments, flush with cash from football TV deals, are spending on luxurious facilities, coaching salaries and new support staff. But little (if any) has trickled down to the dugouts. Tuition continues to rise, but the Division I scholarship limit of 11.7 doesn’t budge. “We all see where college baseball has come and where we are now,” Virginia coach Brian O’Connor said.
Remembering how incredible Tim Duncan was when he was at Wake Forest
For as incredible as Tim Duncan's career was in the NBA -- all 19 years and five NBA titles with San Antonio -- it speaks to his decades-spanning greatness that people still frequently recall and reflect on his four years at Wake Forest.