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Momentum lost, season over as NC State falls to Coastal Carolina in resumed baseball finale

NC State fought through five soggy days, playing five games. Two of those contests were split between days. In all, the Pack waited out six rain delays, the longest of which lasted more than three hours. Head coach Elliott Avent was ejected, then suspended from coaching the final game.

Former Duke player Derrick Lee suing university, ACC, NCAA for concussion-related injuries

Former Duke football player Derrick Lee added his name to the list of players seeking compensation for concussions sustained during their collegiate playing careers. In one of four district court-level class-action lawsuits filed Wednesday, Lee alleges that Duke University, the ACC and the NCAA knowingly hid the long-term effects of concussions from players.

A new expense looms for college athletic departments

College sports programs across the nation are now facing the prospect of having to make substantial pay increases for many of their less prominent workers. The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday revealed changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that beginning this fall will basically double the amount of money workers must make to be exempt from federal overtime-pay requirements.

No shame in being a star in college but not making it to the NBA

Millions and millions of people all over this world play basketball. Only about 400 are in the NBA at any given time. So it's not embarrassing when you don't make the NBA after two years of college. It's amazing that anybody does. And I just wish more folks would keep that in mind and better appreciate the talents of players like Trimble even if his talent might not prove worthy of the NBA.

Nine-game conference football schedule possible for ACC

As the ACC and ESPN envision the technology, finances and scope of their future partnership, one word or concept is central: Inventory. The ACC needs more revenue from its media rightsholder, and in exchange, ESPN surely is requesting more inventory. Specifically, games. More specifically, football games. Conference football games.

NFL's Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Death of Roger Goodell

Someone got the best of the NFL. The twitter account of the league was hacked and it's got all of the twitterverse in an uproar. Remain calm commissioner fans, Goodell is still kicking. The culprit is still at large.

NC State baseball coach ejected from tournament game after perfect spin move

In the 3rd inning of NC State's critical loser's bracket NCAA Tournament game against Coastal Carolina, NC State head baseball coach Elliott Avent was upset with the overall interpretation of the strike zone after a walk loaded the bases for the Chanticleers. When another official tried to separate Avent from the umpire, the coach pulled off a textbook spin move.

After 35 years of 'Football Friday,' Tom Suiter to retire

They say all good things must come to an end. After 35 years of hosting "Football Friday" during the fall and presenting the "Extra Effort Award" to deserving student-athletes, longtime WRAL-TV sports anchor Tom Suiter is retiring. Since the 1980s, Suiter has hosted a high school football highlights show that set the standard for high school football coverage.

2016 NBA Draft: Five second round steals who could serve as valuable role players

Over the last five years, the NBA Draft's second round has become an invaluable resource for acquiring good players on long-term cheap contracts. One only has to look at 2011 for Isaiah Thomas and Chandler Parsons, 2012 for Draymond Green, 2013 for Allen Crabbe, 2014 for Nikola Jokic, and 2015 for Norman Powell. This season is going to be no different.

Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

Legendary heavyweight champion and social icon Muhammad Ali has died, a family spokesman said late Friday. He was 74. Ali had been hospitalized in the Phoenix area this week with respiratory issues. Ali's funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, spokesman Bob Gunnell said in the statement. Ali's death reaches far beyond the sport of boxing.

Hype and enthusiasm for Lovie Smith not unfounded at Illinois

A 45-minute press conference in March was all it took for Lovie Smith to refurbish a sense of excitement and anticipation for Illinois football. On March 7th, athletic director Josh Whitman introduced the fresh face of the program. Just 48 hours later, the Illini ticket office had sold about 2,000 new season tickets. Immediately, the expectation level had shifted.

11-year-old Cowboys fan clinches spelling bee championship, celebrates like Dez Bryant

Nihar is in the 5th grade. Nihar is only 11. Nihar can spell all the words in the dictionary correctly and Dez Bryant is his favorite athlete. So he did the Dez Bryant celebration after he won the Spelling Bee. This kid rules. Just awesome. Dez loved it too.

Texas Baseball Coach Augie Garrido Steps Aside

Augie Garrido, the winningest baseball coach in NCAA history, has accepted a position as special assistant to the athletic director, stepping down as Texas’ head baseball coach after 20 seasons. After needing to win the Big 12 Conference tournament to make regionals last year, many believed Garrido entered the 2016 season on the hot seat.

Small player from small college defies gravity with unbelievable dunks

A 6-foot-2 guy from Colby College -- a small Division III liberal arts school in the middle of Maine -- is college basketball's latest viral sensation. That's because this guy, Pat Dickert, can dunk from the foul line. A legit foul-line dunk. No half-a-foot in front of the stripe. A full-on leap from 15 feet -- and a clean dunk. The video is taking off, just like Dickert does.

2016 a defining year for Dave Doeren at NC State

In an industry that usually demands immediate results, four years is about all you get to install the new system and bring in the right type of recruits. Any issues with the culture can’t be pinned on the previous coach at that point. That’s the situation that NC State coach Dave Doeren faces going into 2016.

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