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Cameras capture a Vikings fan's stunned reaction to epic TD at Rutgers-Ohio State game

Vikings fans will always remember where they were on Jan. 14, 2018. Well, this Vikings fan couldn’t make it to watch the Saints-Vikings game because he was at the Rutgers-Ohio State women’s basketball game. But not to worry — he had his phone with him. Big Ten Network captured this fan’s reaction as Stefon Diggs scored the miraculous game-winning touchdown. (USA Today)

Clemson forward Donte Grantham lost for season with torn ACL

Clemson senior forward Donte Grantham suffered a torn ACL in the second half of Clemson men’s basketball’s victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 20. Grantham is out for the remainder of the season. Grantham ranked second on the team in points (14.2 ppg) and rebounds (6.9 rpg), while tallying the third-most assists, second-most blocks and fourth-most steals. (TigerNet)

Four Key Sports Law Implications of the Larry Nassar Scandal

The fallout of the USA Gymnastics scandal involving serial child molester Larry Nassar, who served as national medical coordinator for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2004 and a professor at Michigan State University from 1997 to 2016, will extend far. This article outlines four ways the fallout could impact sports and the law. 1. Nassar will be going to prison for a long, long time. (Sports Illustrated)

50 years later, TV hoops legacy of Eddie Einhorn and UCLA-Houston looms large

Considering all that transpired in 1968, what occurred 50 years ago Saturday may represent the most benign sort of upheaval. But there’s no denying it too changed the world. Everything that major college basketball would become began Jan. 20, 1968, when UCLA met Houston at the Astrodome before an unprecedented crowd of 52,693 and a national television audience. (Chicago Tribune)

Can Jarred Vanderbilt provide what Kentucky basketball really needs?

Jarred Vanderbilt's adept passing and dribbling skills were on display in spurts during his college debut earlier this week at South Carolina. However, Kentucky coach John Calipari pointed to other positive aspects of the versatile 6-foot-9 freshman's performance, where he recorded six points, five rebounds and three assists in 14 minutes during the Wildcats' 76-68 loss. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Report: At Least 14 People at Michigan State Ignored Larry Nassar Complaints For Years

Over the course of nearly 20 years, more than a dozen employees of Michigan State University were made aware of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar and failed to act, according to an investigation by the Detroit News. At least eight women voiced concerns about Nassar’s “treatments,” and their complaints reportedly reached at least 14 MSU officials. (Sports Illustrated)

Air Force Academy cancels athletic events amid government shutdown

The federal government's shutdown that began overnight has forced the Air Force Academy to cancel all athletic events until further notice. "Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice," the academy said. On Saturday, the men's and women's basketball teams were slated to play Fresno State. (CBS Sports)

Billy Preston, 5-star Kansas recruit, signs with Bosnian team and won't play in college

A professional team in Bosnia announced Saturday that it has reached an agreement with five-star recruit Billy Preston, meaning the Kansas freshman's college career is now officially over. The school announced Preston was being held out of games while it looked into the "financial picture" of a vehicle he was driving during an accident on campus. He was never cleared to play. (CBS Sports)

Good night, Keith Jackson. And thanks.

Sunday died in April 2013; now Saturday has gone along with it. Maybe they’re huddled together in some football heaven. For just as the spare, reassuring voice of Pat Summerall meant it must be Sunday and it must be autumn and it must be near daylight saving time, the frenzied, reassuring voice of Keith Jackson meant it must be Saturday. The crisp air must be on the way. (Washington Post)

Mark Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball

NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball. With an independent commission looking into alleged corruption in the sport, Emmert used his annual state of the association speech Thursday to ask everyone in attendance to help him turn the commission's recommendations into actual rules by the start of next season. (Associated Press)

Washington State quarterback's death permeates NCAA convention discussions

When Dr. Brian Hainline learned about the apparent suicide of another college athlete, it hit hard. Again. He didn't know Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski. But he's heard such stories far too often. The NCAA's first chief medical officer has coped with friends, patients and other students who took their own lives and the same emotions and questions come racing back. (Associated Press)

Austin Rivers falsely claims he was ACC Player of the Year

Austin Rivers mentioned in an interview with ESPN that he was ACC player of the year in 2011-12, his lone season at Duke. However, that was not the case. Former UNC forward Tyler Zeller won the honor that season. Zeller received 45 votes, ex-Virginia forward Mike Scott got 14 and Tar Heels players Harrison Barnes (2) and John Henson (1) rounded out the list. Rivers received 0 votes. (247 Sports)

I'd like to introduce Donald Trump to Giovani Bernard's father, Yvens

I’d love to introduce him to a man I know who has lived the American Dream twice. Found, lost, found. A man who owns a dry cleaners in Fort Lauderdale, who 38 years ago arrived in Miami in a leaky wooden boat with not even the clothes on his back. Those clothes were needed to plug holes in the boat, so he and his 19 fellow passengers wouldn’t drown. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Charles Barkley, Shaq laughed so hard they were in tears over Rockets-Clippers confrontation

Upon hearing reports that the Rockets tried to go into the Clippers’ locker room after the game on Monday, many were in shock. After all, this is a group of professional adults, and going into opposing teams’ locker rooms is pretty unheard of. But for Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and the rest of their TNT crew — it was maybe the funniest thing they’d heard in awhile. (USA Today)

Start to 2018-19 college basketball season moved up

Moving the start of the 2018-19 men’s college basketball season to a Tuesday, off a Friday, wasn’t just about getting away from a football weekend. The sport needed more days to squeeze in the season prior to New Year’s. The new start date was approved during the NCAA convention in Indianapolis this week. And it will be welcomed by coaches, athletic directors and schedulers. (NCAA.com)

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