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Evaluating the state of college basketball heading into 2016–17

The 30-second shot clock improved college hoops, and there is no going back. Last summer, I was among the skeptics who worried that shortening the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 would have the unintended consequence of empowering defenses. That didn’t happen. The new shot clock hit a trifecta of increasing scoring, pace and offensive efficiency from ‘14–15—all positive outcomes.

Florida vs. LSU game postponed indefinitely due to hurricane, future uncertain

With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state of Florida, the decision was made to postpone Saturday's game between LSU and Florida in Gainesville. The SEC will work to reschedule the game for a future date if possible.

ACC Announces Baseball Championship Expansion, Format Change

The Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will increase from 10 to 12 teams, and will feature a pool play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion beginning with the 2017 season, Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday. The event will be held May 23-28 at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dick Enberg's end: Artful and elegant, as always

There’s a subtle, arresting, unrelenting beauty in true elegance, the kind that catches an eye or an ear while stubbornly refusing to let go. That’s Dick Enberg – the voice, the person, the undeniable presence that welcomed millions of Americans onto a comfortable front porch to understand and enjoy sports.

NCAA proses two early football signing periods, adding 10th assistant

The NCAA Division I Council announced sweeping proposals on Wednesday that would change much of how Division I football programs do business. The first would be changing the recruiting calendar to add not one but two early signing periods. The first would begin the last Wednesday in June, the second would occur “in mid-December”. Each would last 72 hours.

ACC affirms current football scheduling model

Courtesy of an 11th-hour escape hatch, ACC athletic directors voted Wednesday to retain their current football scheduling model of eight league games and at least one Power Five non-conference game per season. The ACC tweeted the news at 4 p.m. For more than three months the ADs have intensely debated two options presented by ESPN.

After serving in war zones, Army veteran ruled ineligible to play in college by NCAA

Isaiah Brock joined the Army in 2012 and spent parts of the past four years extracting dead soldiers from countries in which the United States is at war. Brock has a qualifying standardized test score and has shown the ability to do college-level work. It's just that the NCAA is focused on a high school transcript from five years ago and using it to refuse to allow Brock to play this season at Oakland.

Supreme Court will not consider the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against NCAA

The Supreme Court said on Monday it will not consider the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against the NCAA, a move that effectively leaves previous rulings on what top-level football and men’s basketball players can receive for playing college sports intact.

Presented the option, ACC likely to retain status quo on football schedule

The ACC’s debate over its future football schedule veered suddenly Tuesday when athletic directors were presented a new option: the status quo. And the current model, eight league games with every team required to play at least one Power Five non-conference contest (8+1), likely will prevail as the athletic directors convene in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday and Thursday for their annual fall meetings.

Protesting the protest: Fayetteville station dumps ECU game

Fans of East Carolina University football in Fayetteville won't hear the team's Saturday game against South Florida on 100.1 FM because of the decision made by some ECU band members to kneel during the National Anthem this past weekend. Jeff Andrulonis, the CEO of Colonial Media and Entertainment, which owns the station, called the student protest a "shameful disrespect of the National Anthem."

Scott Van Pelt pays tribute to "titan" of broadcasting Dick Enberg

All the discussion of Vin Scully’s upcoming retirement has somewhat overshadowed other famed veteran TV baseball announcers also exiting after this season, such as the Houston Astros’ Bill Brown and the San Diego Padres’ Dick Enberg. Enberg, who has also worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN, has had a remarkable career and an impressive farewell tour in his own right, though.

NBA scouts are concerned about another knee surgery for Duke's Harry Giles

Harry Giles' third knee surgery since 2013 should prevent the Duke freshman from being seriously considered for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, multiple NBA scouts have told CBS Sports. "It's a huge concern -- and I felt that way before this latest injury," said an NBA scout who spoke to CBS Sports on the condition of anonymity.

Duke freshman Harry Giles to miss six weeks after knee surgery

Harry Giles’ knee issues continue to pile up. Duke’s star freshman and a potential top five pick in the 2017 NBA Draft underwent an arthroscopy on his left knee on Monday. He’s expected to miss six weeks. Duke’s season begins on Nov. 11th. They play Kansas in the Champions Class on Nov. 15th. This is bad news for Giles, who has already torn the ACL in both of his knees.

Larry Stogner, legendary Triangle news anchor, passes away

Former ABC11 anchor Larry Stogner, considered the dean of local television news, passed away at his home Sunday night. He was 69. In 2015, Larry retired from the anchor desk. When announcing his retirement, Larry also shared with his viewers and colleagues that he was battling ALS. Larry is survived by his wife Bobbi, their six children, and grandchildren.

Virginia Tech forward Blackshear won't be ready for training camp

Virginia Tech will open its preseason basketball camp next month without sophomore forward Kerry Blackshear. Blackshear, who had surgery on his right foot after last season ended, is in a walking boot and will not be ready to practice. With Blackshear sidelined and Shane Henry, a senior last season, and Satchel Pierce, who transferred out, both gone, Tech will be short on experienced big bodies.

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