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Watch this victory speech by Syracuse's Dino Babers, then run through a brick wall

Unranked Syracuse beat No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday, 31-17, in the Carrier Dome, an upset win for Dino Babers’ team. Syracuse led for most the game, but two Hokie touchdowns in the second half tied things up at 17. Syracuse then scored two unanswered touchdowns to seal the 31-17 win. After the game, Babers gave a victory speech that will get you so pumped up.

Wolfpack comes out swinging with 'Primetime' hoops at Reynolds Coliseum

It was a celebration at Reynolds Coliseum during Primetime with the Pack on Friday night. The festivities featured some memorable moments, including head coach Mark Gottfried "sparring" with special guest Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder, the WBC world heavyweight boxing champion.

After the NCAA allegations -- further reflections on Pitino

I don’t believe Rick Pitino knew what was going on with Andre McGee in the men’s basketball dorm. I didn’t believe it when the accusations first surfaced. I didn’t believe it as more information was gathered. I don’t believe it today, with the NCAA having issued no finding that Pitino knew.

For ESPN reporter Holly Rowe, the job’s the thing, not cancer

When she received the cancer diagnosis that would require surgery in February and an intense round of chemotherapy this summer, ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe made sure to set up little goals to get her to the start of the college football season.

College basketball's 5 biggest rule changes this season

Small but significant rule changes are coming to college basketball this season, tweaks to the system that every fan should know about. I spoke with head of NCAA officiating J.D. Collins this week to discuss the changes, why they were made and the NCAA's overall push to get this information out there as general knowledge in advance of the 2016-17 season.

Report: NBA's one-and-done rule to stay in new CBA

Last month, the NBA and NBA Players’ Association reportedly began discussing a new collective bargaining agreement. On Thursday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that a “deal was within sight.” One of the issues over the years has been one-and-done rule. According to Wojnarowski, the one-and-done rule will remain intact in the new CBA.

Midseason College Football Report: Pleasant surprises, flops, halfway Heisman

The first half of the 2016 college football featured the emergence of a new star quarterback, the re-emergence of an old Pac-12 power and the end of an era at LSU. Texas is back! Nope. Houston to the playoff! Nah. Tom Herman to LSU? Tom Herman to Texas? Tom Herman to the Chicago Bears? This, unfortunately, has only just begun.

Former UVA receiver alleges hazing, files complaint

Former Virginia wide receiver Aidan Howard has filed a complaint against the school, claiming he was bullied by teammates and suffered a broken orbital bone in a hazing ritual. Howard filed the complaint last Friday in Pennsylvania, according to documents posted online by ESPN on Wednesday.

Louisville Receives Notice of Allegations From NCAA

The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached. The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days. The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process.

Darrell Hazell fired as Purdue's head football coach

Purdue has fired head football coach Darrell Hazell in his fourth season. The news broke from multiple reports earlier on Sunday afternoon, and Purdue officially confirmed the firing around 4:30 p.m. ET. Director of athletics Mike Bobinski issued a statement on Sunday afternoon.

Michigan State’s frontcourt hit with injury again

Michigan State’s frontcourt just went from thin to thinner. Starting center Gavin Schilling suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee and will undergo surgery, the Spartans announced Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return. The injury to Schilling is significant, but when added to the loss of forward Ben Carter, who underwent knee surgery last month, it’s impact is exacerbated greatly.

Phi Slama Jama Explored, Benny Anders Found in ESPN's Latest 30 for 30

Just past the midway point of the upcoming ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary on Phi Slama Jama, there is a moment of anguish for former players. Members of those University of Houston men's basketball teams, including Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, are forced to watch the last few seconds of their 1983 upset loss to North Carolina State in the NCAA title game.

Syracuse's wild 2006 Big East title run among games vacated by NCAA penalties

After a lengthy investigation, the NCAA ruled last season Syracuse basketball must vacate victories that included players who were later found to be ineligible. This week, reached out to the NCAA to get specifics on the impact of those 101 vacated victories on the school's basketball program history. The vacated victories include every win from the 2005-06 season (23).

Oakland’s Isaiah Brock ruled eligible by the NCAA

The NCAA has ruled Oakland forward Isaiah Brock eligible to compete this season. Brock is an army veteran that served two tours of duty. He did not have the grades to make it through the Eligibility Center initially, but once Oakland filed some extra paper work – and once the NCAA’s dismissal of one of our nation’s war heroes went viral – it was only a matter of time before Brock would be cleared.

NCAA's charges against Louisville expected Thursday

After a yearlong investigation, the NCAA this week is expected to provide the University of Louisville with a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program and the university is expected to make them public Thursday, according to sources familiar with the probe. A notice of allegations outlines the rules that the institution is alleged to have broken and describes the facts of the case.

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