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Las Vegas shooting victims will be honored at UNLV football game

In the wake of a mass shooting that has shaken their city, Nevada-Las Vegas administrators announced that a series of tributes will take place at the school’s Saturday football game against San Diego State. The game will kick off less than a week after 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured by a gunman who opened fire on a country music festival from a neighboring casino hotel. (Los Angeles Times)

John Calipari says NCAA basketball should take page from baseball

“Players should be allowed representation just like they have in baseball,” Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said Tuesday. “They don’t need a new model because there’s already a model in place. That’s what they do in baseball. Players should be able to earn income because of their name, their signature, and their likeness. The money should be deferred." (FanRag Sports)

Father of ex-Louisville star: I was offered $100K from rival

The father of a former Louisville basketball star stood silent as the school weathered several scandals over the past few years, including allegations that an assistant coach hired escorts to entice recruits and that coach Rick Pitino was extorted by a former mistress. But he worries that the latest allegation that players took money from Adidas to attend Louisville could taint his son. (New York Post)

NCAA to meet regarding earlier start for college basketball

The NCAA is expected to meet in the next few weeks to discuss the possibility of moving up the start date of the college basketball season, multiple sources report. Such a proposal is likely to feature moving the first day of the season to a Tuesday during the second week of November rather than a Friday. However, the 2017-18 season will still begin on Friday, November 10. (FanRag Sports)

At proud programs such as Tennessee and LSU, deserted stadiums illustrate misery

Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium seats 102,455, but through a fourth quarter so bleak Saturday, it seemed tumbleweed might blow across, the place looked four-fifths empty. LSU’s Tiger Stadium seats 102,321, and the school has alleged for three decades that the booming crowd rattled the local seismograph in the geoscience complex one night against Auburn in 1988. (Washington Post)

NCAA looking at preventing schools from ‘blocking’ transfers

An NCAA committee is developing a proposal that would eliminate a school’s ability to essentially block an athlete from transferring. The NCAA said Wednesday that the Division I Council could introduce legislation to reform transfer rules as early as January. The Division I Transfer Working Group met this week and considered feedback from more than 2,000 administrators, coaches and faculty members. (Associated Press)

Louisville assistants Jordan Fair, Kenny Johnson 'not active' with basketball program

Louisville basketball assistant coaches Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson are "not active" with the program but are still employed by the university, interim athletics director Vince Tyra said Wednesday. The assistants are not participating in individual instruction sessions or team practices as the school considers their employment status in the wake of an FBI investigation. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Basketball ref sues Kentucky Sports Radio over harassment

A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led to the harassment of him and his family after he worked an NCAA Tournament game between Kentucky and North Carolina in March. In his suit, John Higgins blamed Kentucky Sports Radio for helping incite death threats. (Associated Press)

Arizona’s Sean Miller releases statement addressing corruption scandal

It’s been a week since the news of federal corruption charges upended the college basketball world. Arizona coach Sean Miller, whose staffer member Emanuel “Book” Richardson was arrested as part of the probe, finally has publicly addressed the situation. “I was devastated to learn last week of the allegations made against Emanuel Richardson,” Miller said in a statement. (NBC Sports)

Coach K: College basketball's current model isn't working

Mike Krzyzewski's media day remarks Tuesday included Grayson Allen regaining his captaincy, Javin DeLaurier's preseason and a few other notes. But the majority of Krzyzewski's press conference was spent dissecting the latest college sports scandal, one involving money and federal charges for 10 people. Krzyzewski said the current model for college basketball isn't working. (WRAL Sports Fan)

How Adidas, Nike and Under Armour Have Divvied Up Major College Basketball

Though a school’s affiliation with a certain sneaker brand doesn’t automatically point to any NCAA or criminal violation, it’s natural to read the details of the investigation findings and wonder how many athletic departments work with the companies that sponsor them. Here’s a look at which schools are under contract with each of the three major apparel brands. (Sports Illustrated)

USC assistant arrested on bribery charge hires El Chapo and John Gotti Jr.'s lawyer

Tony Bland, the USC assistant coach charged last week in the college basketball corruption and fraud scandal, has retained a veteran New York attorney who defended John Gotti Jr. and represents alleged drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In his first public comments about the Bland case, Jeffrey Lichtman told The Times the matter has been “heartbreaking” for the coach. (Los Angeles Times)

The Perry Ellis All-Stars: Yes, these guys are all still in school

Some college basketball careers never seem to end. Some players seem destined to wreak havoc on your alma mater year after year after year. Sadly, the career of Kansas star Perry Ellis did eventually come to an end after a decade or two, but his legacy lives on. Here are the Perry Ellis All-Stars, honoring those players who are indeed really still in school. (NBC Sports)

Gene Chizik: Leadership is an action, not a position

We have all been around leaders who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. If you are one of those “do as I say, not as I do” leaders, I’ve got news for you. You aren’t getting the most out of your followers. My thoughts on leadership come down to one statement. I frequently used it with my players and I use it in business or in motivational speeches. Leadership is an action, not a position. (LinkedIn)

Hall of Fame NASCAR owner Robert Yates dies following cancer battle

Robert Yates, who was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame months after a liver cancer diagnosis, died Monday at the age of 74. His son, Doug, announced his death Monday evening. Yates received his cancer diagnosis late in 2016 and immediately began treatment. But the cancer had been too advanced for chemotherapy to eradicate. (Sporting News)

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