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Pitt RB James Conner says he is cancer-free

James Conner says he is cancer-free. More than six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Pittsburgh running back announced the good news on Monday. Conner, the 2014 ACC Player of the Year, completed his 12th and final chemotherapy treatment earlier this month. Throughout his treatment, Conner continued to train for the 2016 season. (Yahoo! Sports)

Connor Mitch decision adds new twist to done-and-one transfer movement

Critics of the done-and-one transfer trend in college sports are going to frown about former Raleigh Wakefield High football star Connor Mitch’s plans. After starting the first game of the 2015 season and quarterbacking South Carolina to a win over UNC, Mitch announced over the weekend that he’ll graduate during summer school and leave for another program with two seasons of immediate eligibility left. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Former NFL QB Erik Kramer recounts attempted suicide, inspirational recovery

That Erik Kramer is alive today to tell his story — one of hope built from despair, and one that he wants to serve as a life preserver for others dealing with depression — is nothing short of a miracle. Kramer described in detail both his suicide attempt that made headlines last August and his recovery, spurred on by family and former teammates, in the months since. (Detroit Free Press)

Cavs and former Duke guard Dahntay Jones suspended one game for low blow

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones has been suspended one game without pay for striking Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin. The incident occurred with 17 seconds remaining in the Raptors' 99-84 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Jones will serve his suspension during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (NBA.com)

Jim Boeheim Sounds Off on Chad Ford, Malachi Richardson and Next Year's Team

The Malachi Richardson Era at Syracuse lasted just one year and now it's time for other players to step up. So says Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who's optimistic about his team as it comes off a Final Four appearance in 2016. (Zag's Blog)

2017 4-star linebacker Ellis Brooks Decommits From Duke

David Cutcliffe's 2017 recruiting class took a hit on Friday when its highest rated commit, 4-star recruit Ellis Brooks, announced his decommitment from Duke. Brooks, who originally pledged to the Blue Devils on March 24, released a statement on Twitter regarding the decision. (Campus Insiders)

Cord-Cutting Counterpunch: ESPN Looks To Count All Those People Who Watch TV At Sports Bars

Sports viewers in bars across America, stand up and be counted! If you're part of Nielsen's TV panel, that is. ESPN is going to try again to sell advertisers on ratings that include people who aren't watching the big game — or any game — in their living room. (International Business Times)

The full Baylor report isn't out yet, but pressure's rising on Art Briles' job status

Controversy continues to swirl around Baylor football and head coach Art Briles regarding how the program handled a sheaf of recently revealed allegations against Baylor players over the years, including sexual assault and violence against women. (SB Nation)

Pitt digs into its past for revamped script logo, uniforms

What's old certainly is new again at Pitt. The athletic department unveiled its revamped Pitt script logo on Wednesday night with a massive celebration that featured strobe lights, a DJ and a runway for players to model in their new uniforms. Excitement for a return to the favored logo could not be higher, and Pitt sought to take advantage. (ESPN.com)

Philadelphia 76ers become first NBA team to sell ad on jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers announced early Monday they have sold ad space on the front of jerseys to online ticket broker StubHub for the next three seasons, becoming the first professional sports franchise to do so, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The deal is worth reportedly $5 million per year beginning during the 2017-18 season. (247 Sports)

South Carolina QB Connor Mitch to transfer

South Carolina quarterback Connor Mitch is transferring. The school announced Mitch's departure Friday. He'll be a graduate transfer and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at his future school. Mitch was South Carolina's starting quarterback for the first two games of 2015 and missed the rest of the season because of a separated shoulder. (Yahoo! Sports)

BeeJay Anya follows Abu’s lead, returns to Wolfpack for 2016-17

One day after N.C. State basketball teammate Abdul-Malik Abu withdrew his name from the NBA draft, fellow big man BeeJay Anya followed suit and announced he will return to the Wolfpack for 2016-17. Anya was a surprise entry into the newly-expanded draft process and was considered a longshot at best to be selected. (Wilmington Star News)

ESPN working on '30 for 30' documentary on John Calipari

John Calipari is getting ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary treatment, a publicist for the network and the University of Kentucky confirmed Tuesday. David Scott, co-author of Calipari’s 2009 book “Bounce Back” who now works in ESPN’s public relations department, broke the news on Twitter that a film about the Wildcats’ coach, directed by award-winning Jonathan Hock, is coming in the fall. UK spokesman Eric Lindsey confirmed it. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

N.C. State anticipates redshirting Lennard Freeman, barring "miraculous" recovery

N.C. State could play next season without Lennard Freeman. Freeman, a 6-foot-9 rising senior with 47 career starts, had another surgery Wednesday on his troublesome right leg. "I would anticipate him redshirting unless it's something very unusual that he miraculously came back quicker than we thought," Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried said Thursday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Abdul-Malik Abu to return to N.C. State

Just two days after N.C. State landed a commitment from Omer Yurtseven, Abdul-Malik Abu held a press conference to announce that he will be returning to school for his junior season. Abu averaged 13 points and 9 boards last season. He declared for the NBA Draft but did not get invited to the NBA Combine. Mark Gottfried’s program has dealt with a number of defections this offseason. (NBC Sports)

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