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Only memories remain of historic Wallace Wade track

The great track at Wallace Wade Stadium is no more. During 80-plus years that saw at least five different surfaces, Duke University played host to 20 world records, but over the years, track audiences have declined and football fans clamor to sit close to the field of play. And so Duke, like Stanford on the west coast, made the difficult decision to build a new track facility apart from its famous stadium.

Syracuse decision to pull Kiss Cam over sex assault concerns sparks national debate

The Kiss Cam has become a staple at sporting events around the world, showing fans on the big screen and encouraging them to smooch. But Syracuse University's decision to pull the feature from the Carrier Dome has sparked a national debate about the popular pastime.

Pat Narduzzi names Nate Peterman Pitt's starting QB

Nate Peterman will be the University of Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback moving forward, football coach Pat Narduzzi said on the ACC coaches teleconference today. The competition between he and former starter Chad Voytik, though, may not be quite over. Peterman started for the Panthers Saturday night at Iowa, unseating Voytik, who had started 15 consecutive games under center for the Panthers.

Texas high school coach admits he ordered players to hit referee for alleged racist remarks

John Jay High School in San Antonio was placed in the spotlight after a Sept. 5 video went viral showing two football players attacking a referee during a game. Racist comments by the referee were mentioned as a possible motive for the attack, and the players involved told Good Morning America that they were "ordered" to hit the referee from their coach. Now the coach has confirmed the story.

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

A loss that unquestionably transcends the game has sent all of baseball into deep mourning. Yogi Berra -- Hall of Famer, all-time Yankees legend, World War II veteran, master of misstatement and beloved international icon, is gone. Berra died Tuesday night at age 90. The announcement came early Wednesday morning and was announced via the Yogi Berra Museum's Twitter account.

LSU fans are coming to Syracuse, and they're going to drink this town dry

The countdown to LSU's invasion of Central New York is on. And when the charter flight departs Baton Rouge at noon and touches down at Hancock International Airport at 4 p.m. Thursday, the party officially begins. Jason Ramezan, vice president of the LSU Alumni Association, estimated 7,500 LSU fans will descend on Syracuse this weekend, pulling from east coast-based alumni chapters in New York, Boston and Washington DC.

Bret Bielema's long history of clashes, or why Kliff Kingsbury is so popular right now

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury spat perhaps the hottest fire of this young college football season when he went in on Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. After Bielema is said to have called out spread offenses in front of Texas coaches earlier in the year, Kingsbury got his revenge by beating the Razorbacks with a spread offense on Saturday, and he didn't hold back.

Bomani Jones gets 4 to 7 P.M. slot on ESPN Radio, Jalen & Jacoby move to radio

With Dan Le Batard taking over Colin Cowherd’s former time slot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, ESPN Radio needed to fill the 4 to 7 p.m. spot in its weekday schedule. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported two weeks ago that Bomani Jones’ show, currently airing from 9 to 11 p.m., would get a bump up to the afternoon drive-time position, and that is indeed what will be happening.

Cam Newton never stopped smiling while front flipping over a defender for a TD

Check out Newton sticking the landing. If it wasn't for a defender hitting him, he'd have it clean. He popped right up and was all smiles, because Cam is ALWAYS all smiles.

R.I.P. Riley LaRue

The most anticipated newborn I can ever remember coming along was Riley LaRue. Those following Wake Forest at the time can remember Rusty LaRue's senior season of 1995-96, when Rusty's wife, Tammy, was expecting their first born. It was a fun story, one I wrote at the time for the Journal and later for my book. Riley LaRue died in a car crash Saturday in Richmond, where he was visiting his girlfriend.

Dick Vitale, wife give $1M to Notre Dame for students with need

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale and his wife have donated $1 million to the University of Notre Dame to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need. Vitale said he and his wife, Lorraine, developed a love for the university where their daughters attended and played on the tennis team.

The next 35 years of college football, predicted

College football thrives on disorder — far more so than its professional counterpart. This is a sport that, for decades, could not find a way to have the teams ranked first and second play each other at the end of each season. Once its overseers solved that uncrackable puzzle with the Bowl Championship Series, the sport's best minds faced the quandary of what to do with more than two undefeated teams.

Northwestern reveals Duke's flaws

High-scoring, imaginative offense and strong quarterback play have been the linchpins of Duke's program during Cutcliffe's remarkable revival of the former Atlantic Coast Conference doormat. But none of those elements were apparent against Northwestern. The playcalling was elementary, the execution was sporadic, and it seemed like first-year quarterback starter Thomas Sirk was either uncomfortable or unwilling to throw the football down the field.

NCAA in the preliminary stages of San Diego State probe reported Tuesday that the NCAA is investigating San Diego State's men's hoops program for possible rules violations. San Diego State countered with a statement later in the day insisting that NCAA staffers had confirmed to the school that they "had not commenced a formal investigation."

Three-star guard Justice Kithcart commits to Pitt

Pitt landed its point guard of the future on Sunday as three-star guard Justice Kithcart announced his decision. Kithcart made his commitment to the Panthers during his official visit. Playing with Team Loaded Virginia in the adidas Gauntlet this spring and summer, Kithcart averaged 11.3 points, 3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Kithcart is Pitt’s second commitment in the 2016 class.

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