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He sat behind Duke’s bench at Cameron for 37 years - and Coach K shook his hand before each game

You may never have known his name but his face may well be familiar, if you’ve ever watched a Duke men’s basketball game in Cameron Indoor Stadium anytime in the past 37 years. Because every time cameras panned onto Coach Mike Krzyzewski sitting, standing or screaming on the sidelines of a Cameron-played game, Steven “Steve” Lee Mitchell was right there, sitting behind him. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Former Tennessee QB Jonathan Crompton trying to get past 'bad taste' from vicious Vols fans

An Asheville, N.C., native, Jonathan Crompton came to Tennessee after a celebrated prep career and was expected to become the next Heath Shuler. But instability on the offensive staff — he played for three different coordinators in four seasons — was a recipe for inconsistency and disappointment. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Duke's Marques Bolden injured during USA Basketball U19 Trials

Duke sophomore center Marques Bolden is projected to be an integral part of next year's roster, but not if injuries keep him off the court like they did during his freshman season. Bolden suffered an injury during the USA Basketball U19 trials currently going on in Colorado Springs. According to one Kentucky writer, Bolden has been "pretty underwhelming" during the trials. (247 Sports)

Bobsledder Steven Holcomb had pills, alcohol in his system, report says

Olympic bobsledding champion Steven Holcomb had prescription sleeping pills and alcohol in his system when he was found dead last month, according to a toxicology report. Holcomb’s blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.188. He also had more than the typical dosage of the sleeping aid Lunesta in his system, and that combination was fatal for the bobsledder. (USA Today)

College coaches like 'baseball rule' for NBA Draft, but it may not solve the big issues

NBA commissioner Adam Silver could catalyze major changes to college basketball in the coming years. Silver's recent comments about reconsidering the NBA's age-minimum rule for the NBA Draft has once more spurred discussion about what protocol would be better for all involved. Before moving any further, understand this is the perma-reality: There is no perfect solution. (CBS Sports)

Nike will eliminate 1,400 jobs, restructure

Nike said Thursday morning it will cut its global workforce by 2 percent in a broad restructuring, a move seen as a reflection of the company's somewhat weakened competitive position and a sagging retail sector. Nike had 70,000 employees at the end of last year, so Thursday's announcement would work out to about 1,400 jobs altogether. (Oregon Live)

Donavan Tate, former MLB megaprospect and UNC football commit, to join Arizona as walk-on QB

The Arizona Wildcats’ quarterback room just got more interesting — and more crowded. Donavan Tate, the third pick in the 2009 MLB draft, is set to join the UA football team this summer. Although he is 26 years old — and will turn 27 in September — Tate has no college or pro football playing experience and will be a freshman this season. (Arizona Daily Star)

More than 60 players of 137 kept names in NBA draft

More than 60 of the 137 college players who had explored turning pro decided to remain in the NBA draft. Among those who didn't even test the NBA's rule in which you can attend the draft combine and team workouts and return to college as long as you don't sign with an agent were Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Texas A&M's Robert Williams -- both potential lottery picks. (ESPN.com)

University of Louisville: Program's 2013 basketball title is at risk by NCAA sanctions

For all the Katina Powell scandal has cost the University of Louisville, Thursday brought sanctions and more heartache from the NCAA, which aims to take the school's 2013 men's basketball championship banner too. U of L consultant Chuck Smrt said the NCAA’s decision to force the Cardinals to vacate records from December 2010 through July 2014 could erase 108 regular-season and 15 NCAA Tournament wins. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Photos: This Bryant-Denny Alabama cake may be the most impressive stadium cake we've ever seen

If you’ve ever wanted to eat Bryant-Denny Stadium, you are in luck, as one baker is more than capable of fulfilling that dream. Steffany Bowling of Peace, Love, & Cakes shared her amazingly crafted and edible rendition of Alabama’s football stadium on Instagram. The cake was made for a recent wedding. (Saturday Down South)

The Nationals drafted Dusty Baker's son, Darren, because you are old now

Remember Darren Baker? The precocious tot was nearly the center of a terrible collision in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series, when the then-three-year-old son of Giants manager Dusty Baker got too close to home plate as San Francisco was in the midst of scoring a pair of runs off the Angels. Well, 15 years later, Darren is all grown up and a prep star in California. (Sports Illustrated)

NCAA Tournament run brought Gonzaga $406 million worth of media exposure

As the Bulldogs advanced to April’s NCAA championship game, Gonzaga University got a staggering amount of broadcast and online exposure. The value of the coverage of the basketball team’s historic run surpassed $400 million, according to GU officials. The university hired a San Francisco-based media tracking company to put a dollar figure on the coverage. (The Spokesman-Review)

Video: Lonzo Ball jokes about LaVar’s antics in hilarious Foot Locker Father’s Day ad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Foot Locker asked some of the NBA’s top draft prospects to reflect on what their dads have done to support them on their soon-to-be-completed journey to the pros. Most of the players, such as De’Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac and Jayson Tatum, offered typical examples of paternal guidance. But LaVar Ball’s dad, LaVar, is no ordinary basketball dad. (New York Daily News)

It's the Blue Bloods vs. New Bloods in the College World Series

The College World Series field is set, and the two brackets are about as far apart as the East and West Coasts. Florida State leads all teams in the field with 22 appearances after making the CWS for the first time since 2012. The Seminoles swept Sam Houston State in the Tallahassee NCAA Super Regional to advance. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre punished for handling of domestic violence allegation

Colorado announced it is requiring head coach Mike MacIntyre to give $100,000 to domestic violence awareness and giving him a letter of reprimand for failing to report allegations against one of his coaches. (MacIntyre’s new contract will pay him $3.25 million per year.) Athletic director Rick George faces the same punishments, and chancellor Phil DiStefano is being suspended for 10 days. (SB Nation)

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