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‘Catholics vs. Convicts’: A T-shirt, a 30 for 30 documentary, Notre Dame and the Miami Hurricanes
When ESPN was looking for a filmmaker to document the 1988 clash of football cultures that was Miami against Notre Dame, it began with a Google search, and a Wikipedia listing of Notre Dame alumni. There, under the “entertainment” section, was Patrick Creadon, a documentarian whose work was familiar to ESPN executives. Hmm. Bonus: It said he graduated in 1989. Hmm.
Kansas' Carlton Bragg charged with misdemeanor battery
Kansas sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor battery Friday after he was alleged to have struck his girlfriend and pushed her down stairs during an argument. Bragg, 20, was held without bond until his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court. Bond was set at $500, Bragg pleaded not guilty.
Scout Media files for bankruptcy after creditors petition for repayment
Scout Media announced Friday that it has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, per an internal memo. Bids for Scout Media’s assets would be due Jan. 17. Following the auction, the company says it plans to wind down. Proceeds from the proposed sale could one day be used to repay its creditors, at least in part.
Verne Lundquist honored by this perfect video tribute after his last SEC game
This is some damn fine work, CBS. At the end of the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Florida, we also saw the end of a broadcasting era. CBS’s Verne Lundquist has officially retired from calling SEC football after an incredible 17 seasons of announcing games on CBS.
Temple's Fran Dunphy is one of the nation's few teachers
Fran Dunphy was the last in line for pre-game handshakes as an assistant with LaSalle. UNC coach Dean Smith said, “Have a good game, Fran." "The whole half I’m sitting there thinking, ‘How the heck does he know my name?’ He studied the press guide. I’ve done the same now for years. It doesn’t have the impact Dean had on me, but it’s a bit of a touch that separates you from the rest of the group."
Tommy Tuberville resigns after coaching Cincinnati for 4 seasons
Tommy Tuberville resigned as Cincinnati's coach on Sunday after his first losing season in four years with the Bearcats. Cincinnati ended the season with five straight losses and a 4-8 record, missing out on a bowl appearance for the first time in Tuberville's tenure. Before the season, the Bearcats gave Tuberville a two-year extension that took him through 2019.
Hiring Matt Rhule is first step to rebuilding Baylor program
Matt Rhule, 41, was formally introduced as the team's new football coach in front of fans and other university officials. Rhule spent the last four years at Temple and last week led the Owls to the American Athletic Conference championship.
WKU’s Jeff Brohm hired to bring creative attack to Purdue as new head coach
Purdue has its next head coach. The Boilermakers introduced Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm on Monday, and he’ll take the same job in West Lafayette. Brohm is 30-10 since taking over for mentor Bobby Petrino, including two straight Conference USA championships.
Coach K sends moving letter to his late friend, Jim Valvano
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and the late Jim Valvano, who coached North Carolina State to an improbable title in 1983, formed a friendship late in Valvano’s life, but their connection has left a lasting impact on Krzyzweski.
One-and-dones? Develop upperclassmen? NCAA contenders can be built either way
There’s more than one way to build a championship team, as Villanova demonstrated last season. The Wildcats built methodically after a one-season nosedive in 2011-12, gradually adding pieces until they were once again a top-10 program. It was in many ways a throwback approach to how much of college basketball used to operate. And perhaps the pendulum could swing back in that direction.
How Buzz Williams has transformed long-struggling Virginia Tech
When Williams made the stunning decision to leave Marquette and come to Virginia Tech in March 2014, the Hokies were in the midst of a stretch of four straight last-place finishes in the ACC. Not only did they make an improbable eight-game leap in the league standings last season, they’re also poised to take another step forward this year.
Rashaan Salaam, Buffs Great And Heisman Winner, Passes Away
Former Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner and still considered to be among the greatest players in Colorado history, was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park. He was 42. Boulder police said there were no signs of foul play. Salaam's death stunned the entire Colorado football and university community.
The bittersweet reason behind those NC State coaches' beards
You've seen the beards on NC State coaches, such as basketball coach Mark Gottfried -- now meet the man for whom they're being grown. That would be Chris Combs, a former NC State baseball player and now Wolfpack Club associate director. It started when Combs noticed he began having trouble buttoning the top button of his shirts, particularly when he wore a tie.
South Carolina G Sindarius Thornwell suspended for policy violation
South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell has been suspended indefinitely. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said Sunday that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy; he did not disclose the policy in question. Thornwell, a 6-foot-5 senior, is having a breakout season for the No. 20 Gamecocks. He is their leading scorer and rebounder.
Jay Bilas Will Never Forget Epic 6 OT UConn-Syracuse Slugfest
A list of classic UConn-Syracuse games isn't necessary, not for Jay Bilas, who has worked as TV analyst at many of them, especially Big East Tournaments. "They all pale in comparison to the six-overtime game," said Bilas, who will be with play-by-play man Dave O'Brien for ESPN when the Huskies and Orange meet at Madison Square Garden on Monday.