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Big 12 decides not to expand conference

The Big 12 university presidents concluded on Monday that they will not be adding any new members, ending a three-month expansion exploration with a decision that the league is better off with its current 10 members for now. The Big 12 presidents met in Dallas for a working dinner Sunday night and for a six-hour meeting on Monday. (Sports Illustrated)

Duke punter out after surgery

Duke redshirt freshman punter Austin Parker underwent surgery on his right shoulder Sunday to stabilize a fractured clavicle suffered Friday night in Duke’s 24-14 loss at No. 7 Louisville. Parker is out of action indefinitely, according to the school. He also handled kickoffs. Parker has punted 38 times for 1,556 yards and a 41 yards per kick average this season. (Burlington Times News)

KU coach Bill Self says player movement is a ‘problem in college athletics’

College basketball and football coaches are allowed to jump from one school to another without penalty. Players, however, unless they are graduate transfers, must sit out a full season at their transfer destination before being eligible to play in games. This could change if the courts in 2017 decide NCAA transfer rules violate federal antitrust laws. The NCAA is prepared to vigorously defend the present rule. (Kansas City Star)

Report: ESPN, Fox could pay to kill Big 12 expansion

Possible Big 12 football expansion has been a hot topic for months, but according to a report by Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel ESPN and Fox are willing to pay the current schools in the conference not to expand. (247 Sports)

Virginia Tech football falls into trap with upset loss at Syracuse

Virginia Tech’s defense had yielded three third-down conversions and one fourth-down conversion in a single drive before Syracuse mercifully called a timeout and gave the Hokies a chance to catch their breath. After 13 plays of a drive that began early in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 17, the Hokies tried to talk about coverage over the sounds of the Carrier Dome, two-thirds full but deafening nonetheless. (Washington Post)

Video: Here’s What NC State’s Missed Field Goal Looked Like From Behind Clemson’s End Zone

Saturday afternoon, Clemson kept its national title hopes alive by knocking off NC State in overtime. The Tigers survived thanks in large part to a missed 33-yard field goal by Wolfpack kicker Kyle Bambard on the final play of regulation. Clemson’s fans – predictably – went absolutely crazy after the kick soared right. (College Spun)

Inspirational ex-Jet Dennis Byrd killed in car crash

Dennis Byrd, a former Jets defensive lineman best known for battling back from a serious spinal injury and recovering to walk again, has died at the age of 50. Byrd was killed in a car crash in Claremore, Oklahoma, Saturday. In 2012, when the Jets retired Byrd’s No. 90 jersey, he said that in his retirement from football he had found joy in coaching youth sports and speaking on behalf of people with disabilities. (NBC Sports)

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson fulfills wish for local teen

Amzie Smith had no idea what to expect when Louisville invited her to meet quarterback Lamar Jackson, fulfilling one of her wishes. Smith, who turns 17 on Saturday, has terminal liver cancer and does not know how much longer she has left. Jackson gave Smith a big hug and the autographed football with a special message: Keep Fighting, Stay Strong! (ESPN.com)

Take a tour of Indiana's Assembly Hall after renovations give it a new look

One of the best arenas in college basketball is planted in Bloomington, Indiana -- the home of the Indiana Hoosiers. Assembly Hall was opened in 1971, and over the past 45 years, it's become a spot that deserves mention on the short list of must-see college hoops barns. But it was in desperate need of a makeover. That makeover is now complete, and now you're able to get a good tour of the facility. (CBS Sports)

Gottfried: We’re preparing to play this season without Yurtseven and Kapita

NC State is at the mercy of the NCAA and that’s going to affect how it prepares for the upcoming season. Two of the Wolfpack’s potential rotation players — freshmen Omer Yurtseven and Ted Kapita — have yet to be cleared for the 2016-17 campaign and Mark Gottfried is readying his team for battle under the assumption that they may not be eligible to play. (Today's U)

A Clemson Blogger's Hate for NC State Football

NC State football is essentially disco. They had a good run in the 70’s when everything was terrible, but when college football finally sobered up a little, they drifted off into obscurity, relegated to dusty bins at the back of Salvation Army. NC State has finished the season ranked in the AP poll 12 times since the AP polls inception in 1936…they have never finished a season ranked in the top 10. (Shakin the Southland)

Three questions with an NBA scout who observed Kentucky's Pro Days

Who looked like the best prospect the past two days? Scout's answer: "De'Aaron Fox was the best. This is one of the best NBA Draft classes in recent memory -- in terms of point guards. And he is a big part of the reason why." (CBS Sports)

Jim Harbaugh took advantage of steak-house promotion tied to Michigan rout

Michigan’s 78-0 rout at Rutgers Saturday was certainly painful for the latter school, but it also caused agita for a steak house back near the Wolverines’ campus. That’s because the Fourth Avenue Ruth’s Chris in Ann Arbor is offering a discount equal to Michigan’s winning margin each week for the remainder of the season. (Washington Post)

LSU and Florida are playing in 2016 after all, and now it's a Tigers home game

On Nov. 19, LSU and Florida will play the football game that had been scheduled for last Saturday in Gainesville but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. The game will be played in Baton Rouge, marking a short-term victory for an LSU program that had been loath to give up a scheduled home game that weekend. Now, the Tigers don’t have to do that. (SB Nation)

Teary-eyed David Ortiz salutes crowd at Fenway Park following final game

David Ortiz saluted fans at Fenway Park following the conclusion of his final career game. After the Red Sox fell on Monday, 4–3, and were swept in the ALDS at the hands of the Indians, Ortiz walked around the field and lifted his cap toward the fans. (Sports Illustrated)

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