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Duke transfer Chase Jeter headed to Arizona

While this upcoming season is the focus given the talent and experience coming back, the Arizona Wildcats just added a significant piece to its 2018-19 roster when Duke transfer Chase Jeter announced his commitment to the program Tuesday night. “I’m headed to Tucson,” Jeter wrote on Twitter, accompanied by an an Instagram illustration of him in an Arizona jersey. (NBC Sports)

Report: NC State's Omer Yurtseven “50-50” on NBA decision

The NBA Draft Combine wrapped up on Sunday, and underclassmen have until May 24 to decide if they’ll return to school. One of the undecided players with college eligibility remaining is NC State center Omer Yurtseven. According to Andrew Carter of the News & Observer, the Turkish big man is still on the fence. DraftExpress did not include the 7-footer in its most recent 2017 mock draft. (ACC Sports Journal)

Dwight Coleby to transfer from Kansas

Kansas announced that Dwight Coleby will be transferring out of the program as a graduate transfer. Coleby, a transfer from Ole Miss, graduated this past weekend, averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds for the Jayhawks while battling injuries. Coleby’s departure opens up a scholarship for Svi Mykhailiuk, who declared for the NBA Draft without signing with an agent. (NBC Sports)

ESPN shakes up 'SportsCenter,' puts several big names in new roles

ESPN is shaking up its faltering "SportsCenter" franchise, naming anchors Kenny Mayne, John Buccigross, Sage Steele and Hannah Storm to new roles and adding a new TV/digital element called "SportsCenter Right Now." The flagship "SportsCenter" has been losing TV audience as more sports fan get their news/highlights from their mobile devices. (Sporting News)

With upheaval in cable market, Power 5 bet on Silicon Valley to keep rights revenue flowing

Commissioners and ADs look at tech giants as the white knights that could allow their leagues to keep growing revenues, but the question is whether a Google, an Apple, a Netflix or a Hulu would even want to get into the live sports business. If they did, it would be unwise to assume they would overpay simply because their market capitalizations dwarf those of the players in the marketplace now. (Sports Illustrated)

UVa's Malcolm Brogdon making college experience pay off in NBA

As several Triangle and ACC players these days are busy trying to weigh their worth on the NBA draft market, it might be of some value for them to study up on Malcolm Brogdon. The 2015-16 college basketball season ended with Brogdon, then a 5th-year senior wing at Virginia, selected as ACC player of the year and the league’s defender of the year. (WRAL Sports Fan)

With scoring up, only tweaks proposed to college basketball

Pleased with recent changes that have boosted offense, the NCAA basketball rules committee chose not to propose any drastic moves for next season such as breaking the men’s game into four quarters, pushing back the 3-point line or widening the lane. The committee did encourage conferences and tournaments to experiment with some of those alterations. (NBC Sports)

Dennis Smith Jr. Is NBA Ready—Just Don’t Hold His School Against Him

Not much went right for Dennis Smith Jr. in his one year at NC State. The Wolfpack were projected to be an NCAA tournament team. Instead, they went 4–15 in ACC play and finished tied for 13th in a 15-team conference. While Smith was the ACC Freshman of the Year, a point guard is supposed to make his teammates better, but NC State’s season suggests he did the opposite. (The Ringer)

SMU’s Semi Ojeleye to sign with an agent

SMU’s Semi Ojeleye officially announced on Sunday that he will be signing with an agent and remaining in the NBA Draft. Ojeleye was one of the biggest difference-makers that had yet to make a decision. He had an all-American caliber season as a junior with the Mustangs, averaging 19 points and 7 boards while shooting 42 percent from three to lead SMU to a 30-win season. (NBC Sports)

Mitch Albom's final 'The Sports Reporters' parting shot has poetic touch

Today was the final episode of "The Sports Reporters," the long-running Sunday morning TV talk show featuring columnists and pundits from across the country. Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, one of the longest-tenured panelists on the show, participated in today's series finale. One of the trademarks of the show was the parting shots. Here's video of Albom's: (Detroit Free Press)

'Our champion’: Bobsledder Steven Holcomb’s life celebrated

The sympathy cards came from places like Germany and Italy, where Steven Holcomb was their bobsled enemy. Mourners flew in from all across the country. Generations of Olympians packed a ballroom, sharing in grief. They wept. They hugged. They laughed. “Steven Holcomb was like no one else,” Olympic teammate Steven Langton said. (Associated Press)

NBA team asks former Kansas star Frank Mason a morbid question at draft combine

While Frank Mason hopes to get drafted next month, one unnamed NBA team asked his hopes for an event much further down the line. “The craziest question was probably: If I were to die, which way would I want to go out?” Mason told ESPN2. He’ll have family around at Sunday’s graduation ceremonies in Lawrence as the former Kansas superstar will walk the stage for his liberal arts and sciences degree. (Kansas City Star)

Florida’s mascot Albert shielded a kid from a baseball, got whacked in the head

During the Florida Gators’ recent baseball game against North Florida, the university’s mascot, Albert, made a huge assist in the stands. Albert was sitting two rows back along the first-base line when a Florida player hit a ball foul that began to drop toward a young fan sitting alongside the large, stuffed reptile. (FOX Sports)

Russell Westbrook's historical season was so great, it's hard for him to reflect

Russell Westbrook's Why Not? moonshot arched into the light air of the Pepsi Center that afternoon, a 36-foot hoist on its way to summing up the miles-long journey of the Thunder guard since July 4. Westbrook's game-winner against the Nuggets on April 9 might as well have been every shot, assist, rebound and opponent-crushing moment of the 28-year-old's masterpiece season. (NewsOK.com)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee Makes New Recommendations

Some of the items on the Rules Committee's agenda included whether to widen the lane to 16 feet from the current 12 feet; whether the 3-point line should be moved farther back from its current 20 feet, 9 inches; and whether to use a modified foul structure to allow more personal fouls in certain situations. The committee will encourage conferences to experiment with these concepts next season. (NCAA.com)

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