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USC Says 2006 Rose Bowl Loss to Texas Doesn't Count

Texas and USC are facing off on Saturday for the first time since the 2006 Rose Bowl. The game where Vince Young put on a show of a lifetime and handed USC its only loss of the season en route to winning a national title for Texas. Well, according to USC's game notes, that didn't officially happen. (Sports Illustrated)

Before his death, this young boy touched the lives of Duke, NCCU players and coaches

In the nearly five years Howell Brown III was in Durham for cancer treatments, he touched the lives of many — including those in Duke’s and N.C. Central’s athletics departments. Howell, a huge NASCAR fan who loved playing with John Deere tractors, was just 9 when he was diagnosed with Stage IV Pineoblastoma. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Dabo Swinney takes a moment pregame to brighten a young man’s day

Coaches are largely all business on game days, especially in the moments before game time. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney made a beeline to the field from the tunnel, but he stopped in his tracks to greet a young man before his Tigers faced Auburn. That’s Jake Pratt, an 18-year-old senior with Down syndrome, who scored a touchdown for Vestavia Hills High School just a few weeks ago. (SB Nation)

Watch Louisiana Tech end up with '3rd-and-93' after bad snap vs. Mississippi State

Louisiana Tech wound up with third-and-goal from its own 7-yard line against Mississippi State on Saturday, after a wild fumble play on second-and-goal in the fourth quarter lost 87 yards. On second-and-goal from the Mississippi State 6, the snap went over the Louisiana Tech quarterback's head. As the ball rolled back downfield, several Mississippi State players tried to pick it up but couldn't. (AL.com)

Brilliant and Polarizing, Baker Mayfield Shows Why He's One of a Kind vs. OSU

As Ohio Stadium emptied and the dazed home crowd poured into the Columbus night, there was Baker Mayfield at the center of it all, wielding an Oklahoma flag and that wild look in his eyes. The quarterback circled the opposing field in the moments following the Sooners' 31-16 upset victory over Ohio State—mustering up enough energy after running for his life the last few hours. (Bleacher Report)

Gene Chizik: How to dominate your week

Want to dominate your week? I’ve found you have to do two things before you even walk into the office on Monday morning. You need to have a plan and a positive attitude—regardless of how your football team did this weekend! We all have wins and losses in work and life, but it’s our attitude and energy that determine whether we let one loss or one bad day beat us again. (LinkedIn)

Study: Roughly 60 percent of transfers leave Division I basketball

The most interesting nugget is buried about halfway into the study: “Nearly 60% of transfers, instead of joining other D-I teams, have left D-I basketball completely since the 2012 offseason.” The number, exactly, is 58.77%, meaning that of the roughly 800 transfers in each of the last five or six years, roughly three out of every five end up transferring out of Division I basketball. (NBC Sports)

Champion, friend, comedian: Sloane Stephens did it all on US Open final day

“Breathe. Swing. Move your feet.” That was the simple, extremely effective advice that Sloane Stephens’ coach, Kamau Murray, gave to her before she walked onto the court for her first Grand Slam final on Sunday. Those three commands worked because they reminded Stephens that, whatever nerves she might be feeling, her job on this day wasn’t a complicated one. (Tennis.com)

Florida State-Miami postponed to Oct. 7

Florida State will wait another week for its home football opener. The No. 10 Seminoles game against No. 17 Miami has been postponed until Oct. 7, and Miami's game against Georgia Tech, which was scheduled for Oct. 12 has been moved back to Oct. 14. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Hard-to-see experimental device Luke Kuechly wears on field might save his brain

Inside the Carolina Panthers locker room on Thursday, amid the clutter of bags being packed and prepped for the team’s first road trip of the 2017 season, an instructional poster lay on top of a rolling cart. It had Luke Kuechly on it as an example of how to dress for the game; the literal “poster child” of the proper equipment players can wear. (Charlotte Observer)

Lee Corso gets emotional on College GameDay while talking about his Indiana legacy

On ESPN’s first College GameDay of the season Thursday, Corso picked against the school he used to coach at Indiana University and instead went with a Brutus head for Ohio State. But that first mascot pick of the season came after an extremely emotional moment for Corso, where the GameDay crew paid tribute to the former Hoosiers’ head coach. (Awful Announcing)

Tim Duncan: Don’t Forget About the Islands

Right now as I type this, the U.S. Virgin Islands — the place where I was born and where I grew up — has been badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. The people there, many of whom are old friends of mine, are suffering. Weather reports say that another Category 5 storm, Hurricane Jose, is close behind. No one knows what the place will look like when the rain stops. (The Players' Tribune)

NCAA grants waiver to Houston so university can donate supplies to Harvey victims

NCAA rules are strict when it comes to regulating what university athletic programs can give potential student-athletes — even if those “gifts” are donations meant to help those affected by natural disasters. Such was the red tape Houston basketball Coach Kelvin Sampson ran into last week when he began a donation drive to collect new clothes to give out. (Washington Post)

Kentucky basketball telethon raises $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

When it ended, Kentucky basketball’s Teaming Up For Texas telethon Sunday raised $1 million for the relief effort in areas of the Lone State State devastated by Hurricane Harvey. UK Coach John Calipari said the three-hour telethon showed how leading Kentucky’s basketball program can serve in ways off the court as well as on. Several former UK players made donations. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

NCAA Red Tape Blocks University of Houston Hurricane Relief Distribution

University of Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson showed KHOU 11 News nearly 15,000 donations from Providence High, Iowa State University and beyond. Sampson's viral tweet asked fellow coaches to send school t-shirts and shoes for storm victims. NCAA rules, though, stand between donations and kids in need. “They don’t want us sending all this nice gear to the top recruit in Houston." (KHOU.com)

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