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Free-falling Duke's problems extend beyond Grayson Allen's status as most hated man in basketball

"You hate to say it,” said Grayson Allen, an afternoon of fan abuse still ringing in his ears, “but you ultimately learn the most from losing.” If so, Duke is learning at a PhD level lately, as its season has steadily splintered. It could get worse before it gets better – if it gets better. The self-styled ivory tower of college basketball is verging on dumpster-fire status. (Yahoo! Sports)

Other sports teams roasted the Chargers for their new logo, L.A. move

It’s safe to say the new Chargers logo — which was released after the announcement that the team would move to L.A. — became the biggest joke on the internet Thursday. Chargers fans, fans of other teams and even people with no vested interest in the team at all jumped onto social media to make memes and jokes and even create their own preferred logos. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Passes Away at 73

The family of wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has reported that he has passed away. No cause of death was immediately released, although he had been in hospice care since mid-December. Snuka was one of the early stars of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), and his theatrical, daredevil style set the stage for much of wrestling’s current image and persona. (Yahoo! Sports)

Church sign invites Clemson fans to make good on their 4th quarter promises

No. 2 Clemson beat No. 1 Alabama 35-31 on Monday night to give the Tigers their second-ever national championship in school history. On Tuesday, the day after the big victory, Piedmont United Methodist Church, which is located in Piedmont, S.C., reminded any fans who made some promises during the Tigers’ final drive what time service was that day. (SB Nation)

Clemson's championship caps ACC's huge season

Clemson’s thrilling 35-31 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game capped a magical season for the Atlantic Coast Conferences. The ACC, derided as one of the weakest of the major conferences during much of the BCS era, went 9-3 in bowl games this season to tie the record for bowl wins set last year by the Southeastern Conference. (Associated Press)

Louisville and Mississippi State basically traded defensive coordinators

Well, here’s something you don’t see often in college football. On Tuesday morning, it was reported by Sports Illustrated that Mississippi State is expected to hire Louisville’s Todd Grantham, who has been with Bobby Petrino for the last three seasons. Included in the report was that MSU defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon “will not return” to Starkville for next season. (SB Nation)

Scout Media Inc. enters into asset purchase agreement with CBS 247 Inc

Scout Media Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with CBS 247 Inc., an affiliate of CBS Corporation, as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets for $9.5 million. As previously announced, Scout is facilitating the sale through the Chapter 11 process under Bankruptcy Code section 363. (Nasdaq GlobeNewswire)

Clemson’s Christian Wilkins Had The Greatest Celebration In National Championship History

There are few better ways to release unbridled joy after hours of tension than with dance moves, and after a nail-biter of a College Football Playoff championship game, Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins let loose with an absolutely killer move amidst the confetti on the field. (UPROXX)

Video: Relive Clemson’s wild last-second national title win over Alabama

Alabama’s bid for a fifth national championship in eight seasons came up just one second short. With one second left on the Alabama 2-yard line, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson found wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for the go-ahead game-winning touchdown in a 35-31 to win the national title. (Gridiron Now)

Miami Hurricanes junior tailback Joe Yearby to enter the NFL Draft

Last year, he was the hometown starter and star. This year, he was the backup. University of Miami junior running back Joe Yearby, the father of two young children and a former high school All-American out of Miami Central High, will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, UM announced Tuesday. (Miami Herald)

ECU Coach Jeff Lebo to be sidelined indefinitely with hip surgery

East Carolina Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Lebo will undergo hip surgery on Monday, Jan. 16, and be sidelined indefinitely, director of athletics Jeff Compher announced Friday. “I met with Coach Lebo after the Houston game and it was evident that the amount of discomfort and pain he was experiencing was getting worse over time to the point it was impacting his job,” Compher said. (WNCT)

NCAA tournament selection process to consider using different metrics, analytics

Big news from the NCAA selection committee. Dan Gavitt, senior V.P. of basketball for the NCAA, announced that there would be a coming together of the minds behind some of college basketball’s best metrics. Ken Pomeroy, Jeff Sagarin, Kevin Pauga and Ben Alamar will all be meeting next Friday to discuss integrating more advanced metrics into the NCAA tournament’s selection process. (NBC Sports)

Miami dismisses transfer forward

Miami had parted ways with a transfer to the program. Before the start of Miami’s game against Notre Dame, the team issued a statement announcing VCU transfer forward Michael Gilmore was dismissed from the program, “for failure to meet team expectations.” Gilmore, nephew of the Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore, was sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations. (NBC Sports)

UConn women’s basketball honors teen killed by stray bullet

A 13-year-old New York girl killed by a stray bullet while riding home from basketball practice has been made an honorary member of the UConn women's basketball team. UConn Coach Geno Auriemma said he decided to make the gesture after hearing the story of Mount Vernon, New York eighth-grader Shamoya McKenzie, who died on New Year's Eve. (Associated Press)

Sources: Greenberg leaving Mike & Mike for new ESPN TV program

The end of one of the longest-running partnerships in sports radio is coming soon. SI.com has learned via multiple sources that ESPN executives are moving forward with the plan to shift Mike Greenberg—one half of the long-running Mike & Mike radio show on ESPN Radio—into a new role as the lead host of a television show that would air in the mornings on ESPN. (Sports Illustrated)

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