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Ed O'Bannon: How College Sports Video Games Could Return to Your Console

The NCAA told EA that the video game publisher couldn’t pay for the complete identity rights of college players. So that stopped EA from obtaining them. If the NCAA had let EA pay us (athletes), you gamers would have college sports games. So don’t blame me. Blame the NCAA for refusing to change its rules in the face of basic common sense, not to mention consumer demand.

Audio: Jon Scheyer - There’s mutual respect in Duke-Carolina rivalry

Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer joined the David Glenn Show to discuss taking the Blue Devils to Chapel Hill on Thursday, leaving midway through the Notre Dame game for the birth of his first child, pop star Mike Posner singing at his wedding, and the progress of Duke’s senior leader Grayson Allen.

Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets paper profit huge, per Forbes

If Forbes’ annual NBA franchise valuations are at all accurate, Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan is on track to quadruple his investment since 2010. Forbes estimates the Hornets are worth $1.05 billion in a story published this week. While that ranks only 28th among the 30 NBA franchises, it’s a 35 percent rise in the franchise’s value in 2017.

Best of national signing day 2018

College football's favorite holiday has come and gone. Here's the most important -- and most fun -- stuff you need to know from signing day. Georgia owned the early signing period and launched to the No. 1 spot in the class rankings. Ohio State is right behind the Bulldogs, and Alabama is trying to earn another top-five finish.

Golden State purchasing $25,000 custom-made unicycle for ‘Red Panda’

The Warriors are purchasing a custom unicycle manufactured in China for the “Red Panda Acrobat,” whose original 7 ½ foot unicycle went missing after it was not scanned properly through security at San Francisco International Airport on Jan. 24. The cost of her original bike was around $25,000. After learning of the performer’s loss, Warriors brass formulated a plan.

Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie resigns amid NCAA investigation

Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie has resigned amid an NCAA investigation into an alleged rules violation. LaBarrie was placed on administrative leave last November while the school and NCAA investigated the alleged NCAA violation that took place during an official visit of a recruit -- a current freshman who ultimately signed elsewhere -- during the 2016-2017 recruiting cycle.

Sights and Sounds From Philadelphia Eagles Fans Super Bowl Celebration

To no surprise, Philadelphia Eagles fans are celebrating the franchise's first Super Bowl victory by climbing street poles. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII by defeating the New England Patriots 41–33. The police department decided to stop using Crisco to grease up street poles and instead switched to hydraulic fluid to prevent fans from climbing poles.

5 moments from Super Bowl 52 that Eagles fans will never forget

The Eagles and Patriots gave us a Super Bowl instant classic on Sunday. It featured a 505-yard performance by Tom Brady with three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to top Nick Foles and the underdog Eagles. It was a game we’ll talk about for years to come. These were the defining moments of Super Bowl 52 that won’t ever be forgotten in Philadelphia.

Duke, Kansas, Kentucky all lose to unranked opponents on same day for first time since 1969

The last time Duke, Kansas and Kentucky all lost on the same day to unranked opponents, Richard Nixon was in the White House and The Beatles were still together. That was Feb. 15, 1969. The last time all three teams lost on the same day was March 6, 2005. No. 4 Duke lost to St. John’s No. 7 Kansas lost to Oklahoma State. No. 21 Kentucky fell at Missouri.

Duke's 1-and-dones born ready for UNC rivalry

11 one-and-done freshmen have competed for Duke in the Carolina rivalry. All have left Duke with at least one win against the Tar Heels, and only one of those players didn’t win their first time out. That player was Jabari Parker, and he went out and scored 30 points to get revenge in the next game. In all, Duke one-and-done freshmen are 12-4 against the Tar Heels.

Kansas fans remember Jo Jo White

Jo Jo White was one of the earliest basketball names I knew. He was a Kansas senior in 1968-69; By then I was reading The Oklahoman sports page and catching an occasional Big Eight basketball game on television. Oklahoma and OSU didn’t have much to get excited about, though I was drawn to a couple of cool names, like Garfield Heard and Sparky Grober.

Dates, details released for college basketball $100,000 3-on-3 tournament

Details of the $100,000 3-on-3 tournament that will take place at the Final Four were announced Monday. The tournament will be played from Friday, March 30th, through Sunday, April 1st. There will be 32 four-man teams competing in the event. Each one of those teams will be made up of players from the same conference, seniors that have completed all of their eligibility.

Chansky’s Notebook: Duke's One-and-Done Conundrum

Which Duke team will show up in Chapel Hill? Having a bunch of one-and-dones can be tricky, as Duke and Kentucky have found out since they began the practice wholesale eight or nine years ago. It works for the kids but not so much for their schools, which don’t always win NCAA titles. Trying to build chemistry with mostly new players every season isn't easy.

The miracle of Nick Foles - not beyond belief

Larry Foles had a premonition about his son. “Back in August I wrote it in my phone: ‘We were going to the Super Bowl and Nick would be the quarterback’ — for whatever reason, I told a couple people. I did not say they would win it, but I said he was going. I kept it to myself for months.” Foles’ son would not only reach the pinnacle of pro football, he would conquer it.

Mike Krzyzewski says Duke was 'very frustrating group to coach' in St. John's upset

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski couldn’t explain why the Blue Devils played so poorly in their 81-77 loss to St. John’s on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The unranked Red Storm was riding an 11-game losing streak and came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to go up on Duke by as many as 11 points in the second half before holding on for the win.

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