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NC State Lands Florida Defensive End
NC State added to the class of 2017 on Monday when Deerfield Beach (FL) defensive end Deslin Alexandre committed to the Wolfpack. In addition to NC State, Alexandre held offers from Pittsburgh, South Florida, Syracuse, Southern Miss and Cincinnati. Alexandre (6-5, 225 pounds) is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
ACC and BIG EAST to Lead Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance
The Atlantic Coast Conference and BIG EAST Conference, announced Tuesday the formation of a men’s basketball officiating alliance, which also includes the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, who have collaborated with the ACC in previous years. The alliance, which begins immediately, enables the four conferences to work together on all officiating matters
Former NFL coach, defensive genius Buddy Ryan dies at 82
Buddy Ryan, the architect of some of the most feared defenses in NFL history, has died, the NFL confirmed on Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan was the defensive coordinator with the title-winning New York Jets in Super Bowl III and with the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX. He coached in the NFL, either as a head coach or assistant for 35 years. Ryan had battled cancer in recent years.
Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at age 64
When Pat Summitt announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, the Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend pointedly said, "It's not going to keep me from living my life." Her public battle with the brain disease ended Tuesday when Summitt died at age 64.
PGA cancels The Greenbrier Classic in West Virgina due to immense flooding
The PGA Tour announced Saturday the Greenbrier Classic has been cancelled due to historic flooding and rainfall in West Virginia. The tournament was scheduled for July 7-10. Greenbrier County, home to the Greenbrier Resort, was hit hard by the torrential rains.
Clay Travis Accuses John Calipari of Cheating and Paying Players
Clay Travis is always blatantly honest. The Fox Sports personality recently gave his spiel about Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. "Let's be honest. John Calipari is paying players and has been for years," Travis said. "It would be the biggest upset in the history of mankind for him not to be doing that. I think John Calipari cheats his a— off."
How John Calipari Blurs the Line Between College Coach and NBA Agent
Usually, the one closest to a player is an agent, ?but John Calipari has practically co-opted this position for himself. Before the 2016 NBA draft, Calipari made his rounds through ESPN to pitch “his guys.” His push to get his players paid isn’t shameful, ?but it’s rare for a coach to be this blatant about it. Calipari sees himself as college basketball’s Robin Hood, and five-star recruits are his Merry Men.
NC State will wear throwbacks to honor 50th anniversary of Carter-Finley Stadium
NC State has become much more creative with its uniforms since Dave Doeren arrived, and that’s been more than welcome. On Wednesday night, the school unveiled the football team’s latest alternates: a throwback to the diamond logo era that spanned the Dick Sheridan and Mike O’Cain tenures.
Statement Concerning the Condition of Pat Summitt
“On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses. She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during this time, we ask for prayers for Pat and her family and friends, as well as your utmost respect and privacy. Thank you.” --Erin Freeman, on behalf of the Pat Summitt family.
Dabo’s ‘other’ job: Swinney stays busy as coach of his son’s youth baseball team
Clay Swinney is the runner on second base with two out in the fourth inning, A pitch is popped up behind the third base coaching box, whose inhabitant knows a teaching opportunity when he sees one. “Come on, Clay! Come on, Clay!” shouts Dabo Swinney, rotating his right arm like a windmill.
ACC leads all conferences in NBA Draft picks
The ACC led all conferences with nine players selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. Four of those were taken in the first round, with Duke forward Brandon Ingram leading the way at No. 2 overall, going to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Mapping James Conner: Pitt RB's body traces path to hell and back
The artifacts of cancer are different to each patient. To some, it’s head scarves and blankets. To others, it’s tears and frustration. To Pittsburgh running back James Conner, it’s his scars. The visible ones, sure, but the intangible ones, too. The ones only he can feel. Like the December day he considers his lowest of lows — when he had to stand in front of his teammates and tell them through tears that he had cancer.
Las Vegas awarded NHL expansion team
Vegas got hockey. After decades of trying, Las Vegas skated into the major leagues Wednesday with the National Hockey League’s decision to award billionaire businessman Bill Foley an expansion franchise beginning with the 2017-18 season. Foley will pay $500 million to join the league as its 31st team.
Cat Barber’s disappointment continues unwanted Wolfpack draft tradition
Once is chance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is a pattern. So it was almost inevitable as the NBA draft wound down Thursday that the conversation on social media would eventually turn to the recent misfortunes of N.C. State underclassmen turning pro before their college eligibility expired. After 60 selections, including 11 other point guards, Cat Barber’s name was not called.
Deadly amoeba found at U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte
The U.S. National Whitewater Center voluntarily closed its whitewater rafting activities Friday after water samples tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The center itself is not closed. Health officials are investigating after an Ohio teenager died from brain-eating amoeba days after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.