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How Frank Beamer's football program fuels southwest Virginia

There's no doubt that football's ascension means big business for Blacksburg and the surrounding area, but until this year, there were few concrete figures to reflect its fiscal impact. In April, VT's Office of Economic Development published a study claiming that football brings roughly $69 million to the New River Valley each year, and supports just under 300 jobs in the region. (The Key Play)

King Rice's Monmouth Team Makes Notre Dame Its Second Upset Victim of the Season

Justin Robinson scored 22 points, including two free throws with 3.6 seconds left, and Monmouth upset No. 17 Notre Dame 70-68 in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Thursday night. One of Monmouth's victories this season came at UCLA, 84-81 in overtime. Monmouth advances to the semifinals and will face the Iowa-Dayton winner. (

Jahlil Okafor involved in street fight outside Boston night club (with video)

Jahlil Okafor, the #3 pick in the 2015 draft and former Duke player, punched a guy in the face outside of a Boston bar Wednesday night and TMZ Sports has the footage. It all went down after Okafor and the 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics -- Jahlil and some friends went out on the town and ended up in an altercation in front of Storyville Boston nightclub. (

Guy Lewis, coach of 'Phi Slama Jama' Houston Cougars, dies at 93

Hall of Fame coach Guy Lewis, who led the Houston Cougars to 14 NCAA tournaments and five Final Fours, died Thursday at age 93. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. (

Appalachian State to host Miami in football in 2016

Appalachian State has agreed to a home-and-home football series with the University of Miami, the schools announced on Tuesday. Appalachian State will host the five-time national champion Hurricanes on Sept. 17, 2016, and travel to Miami for a rematch on Sept. 11, 2021. (Mountain Times)

Florida State official says players get special treatment

A Florida State official said in a deposition that Seminoles players receive special treatment at the school, the Associated Press reports. Melissa Ashton, who was the director of FSU’s victim advocate program until August, made the statement in summer 2014 during her deposition as part of the sexual assault lawsuit filed against former quarterback Jameis Winston, now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sports Illustrated)

Kansas’ Cheick Diallo cleared to play on Dec. 1

On Nov. 25, University of Kansas men’s basketball student-athlete Cheick Diallo was cleared to play in the school’s Dec. 1 game. The university provided new information to the NCAA on Nov. 20, including an independent review of Diallo’s coursework. Based on both the independent review and the Eligibility Center’s existing information, the NCAA approved his initial eligibility waiver. (

Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appeal

The Syracuse men’s basketball program has re-gained one scholarship for each of the next four years, the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon. Initially, the NCAA imposed a penalty that took away three scholarships for each of the next four years. Now, SU will only have two taken away in each of 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. (Daily Orange)

The top 10 fight songs in college football

1. Tennessee, “Rocky Top” Here’s an open secret about “Rocky Top”: it’s not Tennessee’s official fight song*. But that fact doesn’t matter to Volunteers fans. The catchy, beloved tune is practically synonymous with their school. (USA Today)

The 12 coaches rumored for every college football job opening ever

1. The Back The Truck Up dream coach you deserve: This is [your university], dammit. Before you even think of calling any of these other candidates, you get out that dang checkbook, you sit down in front of the most accomplished and least interested NFL or college head coach, and you make him say no. (SB Nation)

Texas coach Charlie Strong: 'I'm not going anywhere ... I'm here to stay'

Essentially since the day Miami fired Al Golden, Charlie Strong has dealt with rumors that he might flee Texas for South Beach and put what's been an often-difficult first two seasons in Austin behind him. He related to reporters forcefully Monday what he told his players already: That won't be the case. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina State Pathetically Begs Reporters On Twitter To Give Wolfpack Players All-ACC Honors

Aw man, this is kind of sad. In the pitiful football conference known as the ACC, NC State, a perpetual bottom dweller, would be remiss if it did not let you know that some of its players aren’t totally terrible at football. The official verified NC State football account has been spamming regional reporters all day about All-Conference voting. It would like everyone to know that it has some “strong candidates!!” (Total Frat Move)

Ohio State says it has moved on from Ezekiel Elliott's comments

For Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s players, the case regarding Ezekiel Elliott’s emotional postgame comments criticizing the Buckeyes’ play calling in their 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday is officially closed. “Zeke has always been an extremely loyal person, a great competitor,” Meyer said Monday. (Eleven Warriors)

Virginia Tech's Dadi Nicolas suspended for first half of UVa game after contact with official

Frank Beamer announced Monday that defensive end Dadi Nicolas will be suspended for the first half after making contact with referee Ron Cherry after he disagreed with a call in the North Carolina game last weekend. (Roanoke Times)

SEC Network scoreboard shows Alabama's opponent is ranked! Ranked in the FCS top 25, but ranked!

Meanwhile, the SEC Network's doing Alabama a favor by listing Charleston Southern's ranking in the FCS coaches poll. If you're just tuning into a college football game for the first time, you're really impressed by the opponent Alabama's chosen to face. My favorite part: the SEC Network didn't use CSU's ranking in the FCS media poll, which is a lowly No. 9. (SB Nation)

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