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Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 45
Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.
East Carolina reveals football stadium upgrade details
Jeff Compher’s vision for a redesigned football stadium at East Carolina was centered around changing the way fans see games, so he began it by asking the people who see them the most what they wanted.
Duke transfer point guard Derryck Thornton,down to four
Duke point guard transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. has narrowed his school list down to four. The former five-star prospect, who averaged 7.1 points and 2.6 assists as a freshman with the Blue Devils, tells Scout he’s narrowed his school list down to Kansas, USC, Miami and Washington. Thornton, Jr. broke down what he likes about his four finalists.
Mark Emmert still owes $49,000 to former employer
NCAA President Mark Emmert made a big promise to his employer in 2006. After becoming one of the nation’s highest-paid public school presidents at the University of Washington, Emmert signed a pledge that year to give some of his money back to the school — $100,000 to go toward a scholarship fund. But he never followed through on that pledge, and that makes him a hypocrite.
Syracuse legend Pearl Washington loses battle with brain tumor, dies at 52
Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, one of college basketball's all-time greatest performers, has passed away, according to his family. Washington had been diagnosed with a brain tumor during the summer of 2015. He had surgery during the fall but was unable to survive his illness. This year's Syracuse men's basketball team honored Washington by wearing orange warmup shirts with "Pearl" and "31" inscribed in white.
NC State continues to bulk up nonconference football schedule
N.C. State continues to bolster its nonconference football schedule with the addition of future games against Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and UConn. The Wolfpack will begin two of the three series’ at home, with both Texas Tech and UConn coming to Carter-Finley Stadium in 2022. State will also play a home-and-home series against Vanderbilt, with a game in Nashville in 2026.
ACC names Bryan Kersey as new coordinator of basketball officials
Bryan Kersey has been named as the ACC’s new Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating, filling the position vacated by the retirement of John Clougherty. Like the man he’s replacing, Kersey has earned a reputation among his peers, the media — and maybe even a few fans — as one of the nation’s best on-the-court officials.
Bizarre details of Syracuse football stabbing: ‘Out of nowhere’
The former Syracuse football player who stabbed two teammates did so without warning or any altercation leading up to the incident, according to a friend of the injured students. At an outdoor barbecue on Saturday night, Naesean Howard stabbed defensive back Chauncey Scissum near the jaw.
Kirby Smart watches UGA break SEC record for spring game attendance
Georgia's Kirby Smart wanted to make a splash in his first spring game as his alma mater's head coach, and the Bulldogs' fan base delivered in Saturday's G-Day game at Sanford Stadium. Georgia broke the SEC record for spring game attendance, with 93,000 fans watching the White team defeat the Red team, 34-14.
Wake Forest adds second graduate transfer in as many days
For the second straight day, Danny Manning has added a graduate transfer to his Wake Forest basketball team. Central Florida’s Matt Williams will join the Deacons next season and will be eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.9 minutes per game for the Knights last season. He started 18 games.
ESPN's Jay Bilas brings heat on NCAA
The effort to get the NCAA to compensate athletes hasn’t stalled – it's just getting started, according to Jay Bilas. Bilas, an ESPN college basketball analyst and former Duke player and assistant coach, spoke at Elon University’s law school Monday. “Sadly, the wheels of justice turn slowly in civil and in criminal matters,” said Bilas, an attorney.
Wake Forest basketball adds fifth-year graduate transfer
With seniors Devin Thomas and Codi Miller-McIntyre having graduated and no returning scholarship upperclassmen on next year’s roster, Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning has moved to fill the leadership void with the addition of a fifth-year graduate transfer. Austin Arians is a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game at Milwaukee last season.
Boston College couldn't even score a touchdown in its own dang spring game
In 2015, Boston College's offense was aggressively bad. They never scored more than 17 points against an FBS opponent, were shut out by Florida State and Wake Forest, and lost a 9-7 game to Duke. They were so bad that in spite of a defense that ranked amongst the top 5 in the nation according to S&P+, they went 0-8 in ACC play. They were really good at defense, and so, so bad at offense.
Donald Trump asks 'How's Joe Paterno?' during a rally in Pittsburgh
Donald Trump was either trying to say something that didn't come out quite right or was very misinformed when he asked a crowd in Pittsburgh "How's Joe Paterno?" Paterno, of course, died in 2012. Trump has tweeted about Paterno before and claims to have known him personally, making the comment on Wednesday even more odd.
Bobby Petrino gets new $30.625 million deal from Louisville
Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino received a new seven-year deal to remain with the Cardinals through 2023, the university announced Thursday. The contract is worth $30.625 million and averages $4.375 million per season, beginning July 1, 2017.