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‘Tauntay’ Jones is at it again, this time taking aim at Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Dahntay Jones is an accomplished agitator. When he played for Duke, North Carolina fans used to call him “Tauntay” for his pugnacious nature. Now at the fringes of a basketball career at 36, Jones says former Davidson star Stephen Curry – a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player – isn’t even a top-10 player in the league. Huh? I’ve got him on the outside, like 11, 12,” Jones said (Charlotte Observer)

How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

Twelve years ago, SB Nation began as a do-it-yourself venture, by and for fans. Site managers consistently described feeling replaceable: If they didn’t get enough posts up, didn’t recruit enough writers, didn’t post on Facebook enough, or didn’t draw enough page views, someone else would be brought in to do it, regardless of concern for quality of the work. (Deadspin)

Josh Jackson named Hokies' starting QB

Josh Jackson went into his afternoon meeting with Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente and offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen thinking it was just a regular Monday. He left knowing he’d be the Hokies’ starting quarterback in Week 1 against West Virginia on Sept. 3 at FedEx Field. (Roanoke Times)

Former Arkansas coach, AD Frank Broyles dies at 92

Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92. Broyles died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his family. "He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones," the statement said. (Associated Press)

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has surgery for undisclosed issue

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is resting after undergoing surgery Monday, according to a statement from a WWE representative. The statement did not give details about the surgery. Flair was placed in a medically induced coma before surgery, WWE confirmed to ESPN earlier Monday. Flair was hospitalized and admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend. (ESPN.com)

Duke coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery. Team spokesman Cory Walton says the procedure on his right knee was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university's hospital. Bolognesi says the surgery went "very smoothly," and doctors hoped to have the Hall of Fame coach walking later in the day. (Associated Press)

Wrestling legend Ric Flair admitted to hospital. ‘We need your prayers,’ says rep.

Professional wrestling legend and Charlottean Ric Flair was admitted to a hospital over the weekend and a tweet sent out by his management team early Monday seeks prayers for “tough medical issues.” Media outlets reported 68-year-old Flair was in intensive care, and that the issue was heart related. The ominous sounding tweet represented a change in tone from Saturday. (Charlotte Observer)

Georgia Tech quarterback job remains unsettled

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson would have liked to have the starting quarterback position determined at the end of spring practice. But even major college football coaches don’t always get what they want. Matthew Jordan, who went into preseason practice as the leading candidate to start, did not make the job his through nine days of practice, Johnson said after Saturday scrimmage. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Can Sportswriting Online Be Saved?

It goes without saying it’s been a bad year for digital sportswriting. In no particular order, ESPN laid off 100 talents, many of whom were writers. Yahoo had notable layoffs. Sports Illustrated, too. Fox pivoted to video. So did Vocativ. MTV News, which had a bunch of former Grantland writers on staff, did as well. (Their issues were not unforeseeable.) (The Big Lead)

University of Virginia cancels athletic events in wake of Charlottesville violence

The University of Virginia cancelled all athletic events Saturday amid violence between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, where UVA is based. The football team’s annual meet the team day, a men’s soccer exhibition match against Wright State and a showing of the movie “Beauty and the Beast” at Scott Stadium were among the events called off. (Sporting News)

Numbers game: Analytics spreading through college football

College football has been slower to become immersed in the type of statistical analysis and data-based decision-making that has revolutionized sports such as baseball and basketball. But it is happening: An increasing number of college football programs are using analytics to decide everything from when to go on fourth down to what prospect to offer a scholarship. (Associated Press)

America's Best College Town Meals

So I’ve devised a ranking that will be far more controversial than any college football ranking I’ve ever done. (Yes, even the one where I had Boise State at No. 1.) My job takes me to college towns all across America, and there’s something wonderful about a town that wouldn’t exist had someone not built an institution of higher learning there. (Sports Illustrated)

Louisville appeal calls NCAA ruling ‘draconian’, ‘unjust’, ‘grossly disproportionate’

In appeal paperwork filed with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, Louisville called the sanctions handed down earlier this summer “draconian”, “unjust” and “grossly disproportionate”. The NCAA ruled that Rick Pitino was to be suspended for five games and the Cardinals would have to forfeit every game in which a retroactively ineligible player participated. (NBC Sports)

Disney to Kick Off an ESPN Streaming Service in 2018

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced it has accelerated its investment in BAMTech, the live-streaming company spun off by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, setting the stage for the Mouse House to jumpstart the launch of ESPN's long-awaited direct-to-consumer service. The ESPN OTT offering will roll out in early 2018. (Advertising Age)

Erin Andrews Shares Emotional, Heartfelt Texts From John Saunders On Anniversary Of His Death

On the anniversary of John Saunders' death Erin Andrews shared a piece of her personal relationship with the beloved sports broadcaster. Last Aug. 10, the 61-year-old Saunders passed away at his home in New York. Saunders was a sports journalist for decades, covering everything from the NBA and NHL to college basketball and football. (Hero Sports)

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