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Video: 'Keep Pounding' more than words to the Panthers

In an emotional speech in 2005, former Panthers player and coach Sam Mills told his team to "Keep Pounding." The phrase has since become the team's mantra and as much a part of Carolina's culture as its mascot. (

Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds transferring to Maryland

Trey Edmunds is going to be a Terrapin after all. Four years after the University of Maryland heavily recruited the former Dan River High School star to follow in his father’s footsteps, Edmunds has decided to transfer from Virginia Tech to Maryland for his final season of eligibility. (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo tragically lost his parents but gained a nation of support

The last place Emmanuel Omogbo saw his father alive was the same place where he remembers seeing him for the first time. Omogbo, a 6-foot-8, Nigerian-born power forward for Colorado State, was at home in Maryland over Christmas break. He spent a few nights in Chillum, basking in a chance to take a break from basketball and to relax. (CBS Sports)

Butler's video tribute and moment of silence for Andrew Smith

Prior to the game, Butler put on a video tribute and held a moment of silence for Smith, who graduated in 2013 as an Academic All-American and a player who helped the program to three NCAA Tournament trips in his four seasons, including back-to-back runs to the national championship game in 2010 and 2011....At halftime, Sam Smith did the incredible: she took the microphone, stood at center court and addressed the crowd. (CBS Sports)

ESPN president John Skipper sees bright future with cable and streaming audiences

President John Skipper has been able to stay largely out of the media as the ESPN engine hummed along. Now, with growing concerns over the way ESPN will maintain it’s dominance in the face of changing consumption patterns and growing competition, he’s speaking publicly about how ESPN will face the challenges ahead in order to quell fears. (Awful Announcing)

Carolina Panthers game gives 8-year-old girl a gift she’ll never forget

Her stunned expression lit up millions of television screens and widened the smiles of thousands of Carolina Panthers fans. Pink-hatted and wide-eyed, 8-year-old Isabella Bottomley jumped up and down, cradling the football as if it were a newborn baby. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had just handed her the ball he used to score Sunday’s first touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. (Charlotte Observer)

Antwaan Randle El backtracks, is 'in no way dying'

Former NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El made headlines Tuesday after he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he suffered memory loss, could barely walk down stairs and, if he had to do it over again, he would not have played football. But he backtracked on those comments Wednesday. Appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show," he said, “I’m in no way dying" or "keeling over." He said his knees, ankles and feet hurt, but that's just part of playing football. (Sporting News)

Bulls greats pay their respects at Johnny Bach's funeral

Ex-teammates hugged each other and traded basketball stories. Former coaches showed family pictures to one another. Johnny Bach would’ve loved the celebration of his life Wednesday at Old St. Patrick’s Church, which touched on all his passions -- family, basketball, painting, his Naval Academy service. Bach, 91, the dashing defensive-minded assistant coach on the Bulls’ first three-peat team, passed away Monday following complications from a stroke. (Chicago Tribune)

Kathryn Smith hired by Bills as NFL's first female full-time coach

The Buffalo Bills made history Wednesday by hiring the NFL's first female full-time coach, naming Kathryn Smith as a special teams quality control coach. Smith served as the administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan this season after working for 12 years for the New York Jets, including the final six under Ryan when he was the Jets' head coach. (

Virginia basketball great Buzzy Wilkinson dies at age 83

Richard “Buzzy” Wilkinson, one of the greatest players in Virginia basketball history, died Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to the Bluefield (W.Va.) Daily Telegraph. He was 83. Wilkinson was one of the most prolific scorers in the college game from 1953-55 and earned All-America honors his senior season. He finished his career as a Cavalier with a scoring average of 28.6 points per game, which is still a UVa and ACC record. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

SEC made $527 million in 2014-15; Florida DB says "modern slavery"

College football is raking in the money, especially after the move to a playoff system, and that has some athletes wondering why they’re not paid. USA Today‘s Steve Berkowitz reported Tuesday that the SEC made $527.4 million in total revenue for the fiscal year ending in August 2015, a 60 per cent rise over the previous fiscal year. (Awful Announcing)

Former ACC players on current NBA D-League rosters

There are 18 former ACC players on current D-League rosters hoping to play their way into the NBA. The group includes 2015 draft picks J.P. Tokoto of UNC, Quinn Cook of Duke, Terry Rozier of Louisville, and 2013 ACC Player of the Year Erick Green of Virginia Tech — who is ranked as the No. 1 NBA prospect in the league at 26.8 points per game. Here is the up-to-date list. (Wilmington Star News)

Michael Jordan's nephew transfers to UNCG

UNC-Greensboro’s men’s basketball program is getting an heir Jordan. Justin Jordan, a nephew of Michael Jordan, will transfer from Wis.-Milwaukee, UNCG announced Tuesday. Justin Jordan, a 6-foot-3 guard and the son of Larry and Angela Jordan, is enrolled at UNCG and will sit out two semesters because of NCAA transfer rules. Jordan played 34 career games at Milwaukee. (Greensboro News & Record)

Stephen A. Smith giving $250,000 donation to his alma mater, Winston-Salem State

Stephen A. Smith doesn’t mind putting his money where his mouth is when making a point on his ESPN show “First Take.” Smith also made a point Saturday morning at a Winston-Salem State fund-raising breakfast by committing $50,000 toward his alma mater for each of the next five years. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Indiana basketball: Remembering the undefeated 1976 Hoosiers 40 years later

Forty years later, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers still stand alone. They are men in their 60s now, college basketball’s last unbeaten champions, their feat still unmatched by future generations. Indiana hosted them for their 40th reunion at Tuesday night’s Wisconsin game – minus the coach who would not come. That springtime of their lives still means something. (

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