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Dayton Flyers basketball player Steve McElvene dies at 20
University of Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene died Thursday at 20, the school announced. A spokesperson for the Allen County (Ind.) Coroners Office said McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy was expected to be conducted Thursday. McElvene was a 6-foot-11 center from New Haven High School, just east of Fort Wayne.
NC State baseball coach misses trip to Louisville after snake bite
NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent didn't travel for a series at Louisville after being bit by a venomous snake. A copperhead bit Avent on the right ankle outside his home Wednesday night as he pulled his dog away from the snake, which also bit the dog. Avent was treated at a hospital until early Thursday but addressed the team later in the day. The dog was treated and is OK.
ACC Football Will Feature Collaborative Instant Replay in 2016
Collaborative instant replay will be in place for all home games involving ACC football member schools, as well as Notre Dame, during the 2016 season. The ACC will allow replay officials situated in the conference office in Greensboro to participate in every review discussion with the on-site referee and replay official via their headset communication system.
ACC Dilemma: Will a Network Work?
For many in the league, there was hope that in the coming years, the league could team up with ESPN to form the ACC Network. An SEC Network was already in the works, as was the Texas-centric Longhorn Network. Six years later, the ACC's decision-makers are back at Amelia Island for spring meetings and the ACC Network is only slightly more real than Boise State's national title aspirations in the playoff era.
Miami coach Mark Richt goes in-depth on calling plays, coaching QB Brad Kaaya
Mark Richt is excited about being a hands-on offensive coach again, but he’s not scouring all corners of the country, digging into textbooks and spending bleary-eyed nights trying to develop new plays. He has more than enough in his repertoire. “There’s really nothing new under the sun,” he said, sitting down Thursday in a conference room at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando before speaking to a sold-out room of 250 UM boosters.
Dwayne Washington, Jr., on famous father's legacy, Pearl All-Stars, Amazing Race
They talked basketball, naturally. They attended Brooklyn Nets games, Philadelphia 76ers games. They watched games on television. They went out to eat. "We didn't really do anything too crazy," Dwayne Washington, Jr., said last week in Brooklyn. "We just enjoyed being in each other's company. We had fun talking about anything."
UTEP coach Tim Floyd blasts radio host during press conference
UTEP coach Tim Floyd found a sure-fire way to land a national college basketball headline in the middle of May. Floyd held a seemingly random offseason press conference Tuesday. After watching the video, you'll see it wasn't so random, though. Floyd's motive for the presser is clear. The UTEP coach is unhappy with some local media coverage of the team.
ACC leaders lament conflicting NCAA decisions on satellite camps
ACC leaders are still trying to figure out how exactly the battle over satellite camps went wrong. The drama played out publicly, with the SEC and ACC protesting the camps. Opponents suggest the practice of people serving as guest coaches at camps held in recruiting-rich states like Florida steer primary recruiting efforts away from high schools and add to coaches' workloads.
Problems piling up for Richard Pitino in Minnesota
The latest in a recent string of issues for Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino is an audit of his travel that found he’d spent triple his budget for private plane use in 2015 among other overspending issues. This revelation came just hours after junior Reggie Lynch was released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.
Delaware's basketball situation continues to deteriorate
With the decision of Maurice Jeffers to graduate and transfer, the Blue Hens are down to four scholarship players for the 2016-17 college basketball season. They also don’t have a coach. Yes, it’s May 10th and the University of Delaware hasn’t found a suitable or willing candidate to take the reins of their men’s basketball program. Monte Ross’ 10-year tenure with Delaware ended nearly two months ago.
33 years later, NC State championship team meets president
North Carolina State University's victorious 1983 men's basketball team finally got its day at the White House on Monday. Older but no less happy, team members debated with President Barack Obama whether the famous, game-winning dunk came after a shot or pass.
At the time, the school wouldn't cover the players' transportation to Washington or hotel rooms.
UGA's cheerleaders had more concussions than football players
At the Knight Commission forum on Intercollegiate Athletics, panelists who were discussing the health, safety and well-being of college athletes were asked to rank their level of concern for concussions in specific sports. Football was not No. 1. “Over the last four years, we’ve had more concussions in cheerleading than we have in football and soccer,” Georgia sports medicine director Ron Courson said.
Sean McDonough lands ‘Monday Night Football’ job
ESPN has found its new voice for “Monday Night Football,” and it’s a familiar one to New England sports fans. The network officially announced Monday that Sean McDonough will succeed Mike Tirico and become just the fifth play-by-play voice in the storied history of “MNF.” He will join holdover analyst Jon Gruden in the booth. Lisa Salters will remain the in-game reporter.
Stephen Curry made us think he was human, then reminded us he isn't
For a while, Steph Curry looked capable of failure, and of uncertainty -- like a human. But he's a damn terminator, and Monday night he terminated everything he came across in overtime, the best overtime performance in NBA history.
ACC spring meetings kick off with time demands, TV network up for discussion
Time demands facing athletes and the status of a possible television network are expected to be just a few hot-button issues up for discussion during the ACC’s annual spring meeting at Amelia Island this week. Coaches and athletics directors as well as key personnel from the conference are expected to meet over the next four days to discuss a variety of topics.