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Miami dismisses transfer forward

Miami had parted ways with a transfer to the program. Before the start of Miami’s game against Notre Dame, the team issued a statement announcing VCU transfer forward Michael Gilmore was dismissed from the program, “for failure to meet team expectations.” Gilmore, nephew of the Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore, was sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations. (NBC Sports)

UConn women’s basketball honors teen killed by stray bullet

A 13-year-old New York girl killed by a stray bullet while riding home from basketball practice has been made an honorary member of the UConn women's basketball team. UConn Coach Geno Auriemma said he decided to make the gesture after hearing the story of Mount Vernon, New York eighth-grader Shamoya McKenzie, who died on New Year's Eve. (Associated Press)

Sources: Greenberg leaving Mike & Mike for new ESPN TV program

The end of one of the longest-running partnerships in sports radio is coming soon. has learned via multiple sources that ESPN executives are moving forward with the plan to shift Mike Greenberg—one half of the long-running Mike & Mike radio show on ESPN Radio—into a new role as the lead host of a television show that would air in the mornings on ESPN. (Sports Illustrated)

Chargers to Relocate to Los Angeles

Chargers chairman Dean Spanos was in no mood to reflect Thursday after announcing his plans to move the franchise to Los Angeles after 56 seasons in San Diego. The Chargers quickly changed their Twitter name and showed off a new Dodgers-like logo, although the team plans to continue to use its traditional lightning bolt logo. Spanos had until Jan. 17 to exercise the option to move to Los Angeles. (

So N.C. State ‘got better’ in their loss at Boston College?

Two weeks into ACC play, the Wolfpack are sitting a half-game out of last place in the conference after falling at Boston College on Wednesday night. “I told our team we got better tonight,” coach Mark Gottfried told reporters after the game. “We took a big step forward.” Huh? Boston College entered Wednesday 8-8 on the season with losses to Hartford and Nicholls State. (NBC Sports)

FSU assistant says push by Duke's Grayson Allen 'not a dirty play'

Florida State assistant coach Dennis Gates was adamant that a collision with Duke guard Grayson Allen on the Seminoles bench on Tuesday, in which the player made contact with Gates, was purely a "basketball play." "Grayson Allen did not make a dirty play," Gates told ESPN on Wednesday morning. (

5-star cornerback's young nephew was so adorably upset that his uncle didn't pick Ohio State

Cornerback Darnay Holmes committed to UCLA on Saturday. All of Holmes’ family and friends surrounding him looked very happy and excited when he announced his decision — all of them except for one kid in the front. NBC said that the young boy is Holmes’ nephew. Watch him. (USA Today)

'Let's be legendary': Clemson's unique mix of fun, focus finally leads to national title

There were two minutes and seven seconds left. Watson smiled. In last year’s Clemson-Alabama epic, a 45–40 Tide win, he felt he simply ran out of time. Now Alabama had given him a little too much. “Let’s be legendary,” Watson told his teammates in the huddle, before producing a moment that defied a better description. (Sports Illustrated)

Clemson LB Ben Boulware's emotional postgame speech will have you running through a wall

When you bring home a program's first national title in more than three decades, it's safe to say it's going to be an emotional night. Perhaps no player embodied what the victory meant in the big picture than Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware. The unquestioned leader of the defense paid tribute to some of the big-name players who came through the program in recent years. (CBS Sports)

Grayson Allen appears to shove Florida State assistant coach after diving into bench (Video)

Grayson Allen just can’t stop making headlines for the wrong reasons. This is getting bad. While Saturday’s controversy was questionable, this one looks more clear. With Duke trailing Florida State by 14, Allen raced toward the sideline to try to grab a rebound, and dove head first into the Florida State bench. After trying to save the ball, he appears to shove a Florida State coach with both hands. (Yahoo! Sports)

Minnesota Hires Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck to Instill a Winning Culture

The digital thermometer on the TCF Bank Stadium scoreboard read 5 degrees when P. J. Fleck, hours into his tenure as head football coach at the University of Minnesota, stood behind a lectern to address a room full of reporters, university officials and boosters. (New York Times)

College basketball rankings: Baylor goes from dumpster fire to No. 1, but job isn't done

Of the many achievements Baylor basketball has accumulated during Scott Drew's years as its coach, this next one might be the most fleeting. It could last but a week, and might be purely ceremonial for most of those seven days. It certainly will be the least consequential. (Sporting News)

Duke's Amile Jefferson to miss time with foot bruise

Duke’s lineup will undergo another adjustment with the absence of Amile Jefferson for Tuesday night’s game against Florida State in a matchup of Top 10 teams in the ACC. The fifth-year senior forward is out with a bruised right foot, interim coach Jeff Capel said Monday. The Blue Devils will play their first road game without coach Mike Krzyzewski this season. (Burlington Times News)

Wild fourth quarter ends with Clemson as College Football Playoff champs

The fourth quarter is when championships are won and lost. And Monday night, that's when Clemson upended mighty Alabama with a 2-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining in the Tigers' 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson's fourth quarter was one for the ages. (

Blowing up the BCS: The oral history of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma is college football royalty. Led by junior running back Adrian Peterson, the Sooners went 11–2 and won the Big 12. They entered the game as seven-point favorites, and their matchup against a mid-major—even 12–0 Western Athletic Conference champ Boise State—was supposed to be a romp. What followed instead was one of the greatest bowl games ever and a turning point in the BCS. (Sports Illustrated)

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