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Replay, officiating in ACC football going bigger

Under the ACC’s new collaborative replay system, Coordinator of Football Officiating Dennis Hennigan will equip and staff what might be called a “replay war room.” After conferring with the NFL, Hennigan mapped out plans to provide support for his stadium replay people. Collaborative replay in the ACC is billed as a one-year experiment. (WRAL Sports Fan)

East Carolina floats additional interest to Big 12

East Carolina skipped the subtle approach upon lobbying to be one of the teams provided Big 12 membership. The school’s athletics Twitter account posted a tweet pointing to a map that includes the Pirates in the Big 12 as the league’s easternmost member. (Today's U)

Tom Jackson likely out at ESPN after 28 years

Tom Jackson, who spent 28 seasons as one of the most recognizable and insightful NFL studio analysts on television, likely will not return to ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” the Daily News has learned. “He’s still weighing his options,” an NFL TV source said. “This will be Tommy’s call. It’s up to him . Tommy’s driving the train on this one. The situation is fluid.” (New York Daily News)

Panthers sign TE Eric Wallace, former basketball and rugby player

Eric Wallace, a former college basketball and Australian football player who last played the NFL version of football at the age of 14, has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Wallace, a North Carolina native, signed a three-year deal, the standard contract for an undrafted rookie. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Wallace said. "Today, the dream came true." (Carolina Panthers)

Pitt RB James Conner: Nothing Is Guaranteed

Treatment six — the halfway point of a 12-session course of chemotherapy treatments — that’s when things really got tough. I’m not going to say that I wanted to die right before receiving treatment six, because I wasn’t ready to leave this earth. But I definitely remember sitting in that green leather hospital chair, waiting for the nurse to mix up the chemo batch, and thinking, I do not want to be here right now. (The Players' Tribune)

ACC gets new look with arrival of 4 new football coaches for 2016

The ACC's four new coaches find very different challenges ahead for the 2016 season. Miami's Mark Richt is charged with helping a program leap into the league's upper echelon, while Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente must reverse the slide to also-ran status in the Coastal Division. It's a little tougher for Syracuse's Dino Babers and Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall. (Associated Press)

Mark Richt building foundation for future Hurricanes’ title run

Before a small crowd in a hotel ballroom Thursday, Mark Richt declared that the return of the Miami Hurricanes to national prominence has begun, in part, as a walk in the park. The previous day, his players visited with several youth league teams from parks near campus. (Sports Illustrated)

Nebraska's Sam Foltz, Michigan State's Mike Sadler die in car crash

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed Saturday in a car wreck returning from a kicking camp in Wisconsin. Foltz and Sadler died in a single-car crash at 11:43 p.m. CT, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department statement. Sadler was driving the car, the sheriff's department said. (ESPN.com)

What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

All these years later, it resonates not just because of its simplicity but its position as the fulcrum of trading cards. Luke Winn argued in Sports Illustrated that the Upper Deck Griffey was the last iconic card, and he was right. Upper Deck’s success gave way to more gimmickry, a watered-down premium marketplace, the pricing out of so many. Prices rose. Supply spiked. Demand cratered. The card market crashed. (Yahoo! Sports)

“Blue collar” Pittsburgh wants to make noise in ACC Coastal race

The last five ACC Championship Games have included four different representatives from the roller-coaster Coastal Division, and Miami and Pittsburgh are each positioned to make it five in six. Of those two teams, more headlines belong this offseason to Miami, with longtime Georgia coach Mark Richt returning to take over his alma mater and quarterback Brad Kaaya fielding Heisman Trophy buzz. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Bronco Mendenhall eyes a quick return to winning ways at Virginia

Bronco Mendenhall blew into Charlottesville with his own vernacular, talking of creating a culture of “earned, not given” and of building “will before skill.” He stripped players of their uniform numbers and U.Va. logo gear, required them to earn the right to practice and even to use the locker room. He quoted management theory and organizational design. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Orlando 3-star LB Nick Smith commits to NC State

2017 outside linebacker Nick Smith of Phillips High School in Orlando has committed to NC State. Smith has picked the Wolfpack over North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse and Boston College among others. Smith, who is in Raleigh attending the Alpha Wolf Showcase, held over 20 offers. The 6-3, 205 pounder is currently ranked as a three-star recruit by Scout.com. (Pack Pride)

Former, current Michigan players jacked for Michael Jordan appearance

Former Michigan defensive end Mike Martin witnessed dozens of pre-kickoff coin flips during his four years in Ann Arbor, but none involved Michael Jordan. Michigan’s current roster, odd as it might sound, will witness exactly that before the Sept. 3 opener against Hawaii at Michigan Stadium. (Detroit Free Press)

ACC Network: Mistakes we hope ESPN won’t make

The ACC Network is here! That’s cool, I guess. Other conferences have one so it’s not a terrible idea to have one too, plus it’s more money which is always nice. In all seriousness, the finally-public commitment to an actual ACC Network is the exclamation point on an impressive campaign to not only survive conference realignment, but to arguably come out on top as the era’s big winner. But what now? (SportsChannel 8)

NCAA adds non-discrimination criteria for championship host cities

The NCAA announced a mandatory non-discrimination questionnaire on Friday for all potential future championship host cities across its sports.? Cities wishing to bid to host NCAA title events must complete the survey by Aug. 12, detailing local anti-discrimination laws and any other policies and pertinent information. Currently awarded hosts will be required to submit the same info at a later date. (Sports Illustrated)

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