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Hall of famers, legends wowed by renovated Reynolds Coliseum

It has been dressed up and modernized and it doesn’t quite look the same, but to David Thompson, Reynolds Coliseum is still Reynolds Coliseum. Thompson was at Reynolds Friday, with 1,300 of his closest friends, for the grand re-opening of the building, after a $35 million renovation, and the N.C. State Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. (Charlotte Observer)

Hokies have their answer at quarterback

Whatever concerns there might have been about Jerod Evans taking the reins of Virginia Tech’s offense out of a Trinity Valley Community College have been squashed in the early part of the season. Evans has proven he’s capable of handling the load under new head coach Justin Fuente. (ACC Sports Journal)

Why Colorado spoofed Michigan's depth chart secrecy: 'You’ve just gotta have fun'

How long would it take you to win the Internet? Colorado Buffaloes Sports Information Director David Plati did it in 25 minutes Tuesday. Plati went into the office and lived out the most important theme to his work day: "Take your work more seriously than you take yourself." (SB Nation)

Miami's willingness to visit App State a product of hard work, good fortune

Miami’s visit to Appalachian State is a matchup of unlikely opponents in an even unlikelier venue. A made-for-ESPN meeting in Kidd Brewer Stadium wouldn’t have materialized without the supporting cast of UMass, South Carolina, N.C. Central, Western Michigan, Wake Forest, Arkansas State and Toledo. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Why the ACC pulling its title games is devastating to North Carolina

No conference is more synonymous with a state than the ACC is with North Carolina. Four of the original seven members were North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke and Wake Forest, who founded the league in Greensboro more than 60 years ago. All but a handful of ACC basketball tournaments have been played in the state. (FOX Sports)

Schedule for 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon announced

ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon will feature 13 men’s and women’s college basketball games beginning on Monday, Nov. 14 and continuing Tuesday, Nov. 15, across ESPN and ESPN2, bringing more than 24 hours of game action to mark the start of the 2016-17 season. The schedule includes 11 men’s games and two top-15 women’s matchups. (ESPN.com)

Top 25 college football coaches ever

With Nick Saban winning his fifth national championship in January, Sports on Earth has been determining his current place in history by counting down college football's 100 greatest coaches, leading up to this: ranking the 25 best coaches ever. (Sports On Earth)

Clemson professor rebuts Dabo Swinney's invocation of MLK in Kaepernick commentary

Dabo Swinney's remarks on Colin Kaepernick's protest and racism have drawn praise from many people. It's also been criticized from others, including one of his colleagues at Clemson. Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, a communications professor at Clemson, wrote an op-ed that respectfully disagreed with the football coach, particularly in his invocation of Dr. Martin Luther King. (Sporting News)

Photo: New Kentucky basketball jerseys get mixed reactions

Kentucky looks like they’ll be playing in a new basketball uniform this season as the team’s equipment staff put out a photo on Twitter. While the Wildcats have incorporated the checkerboard in their uniforms before, it has been more subtle than this latest design. Some Kentucky fans compared it (unfavorably) to Tennessee while some applauded the new look. (NBC Sports)

Statements from the Atlantic Coast Conference regarding House Bill 2

Statement from the ACC Council of Presidents: “The ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.” (The ACC)

Florida State DB Derwin James to miss 5-7 weeks with meniscus surgery

Florida State safety Derwin James had successful surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, Jimbo Fisher said after Tuesday’s practice. James is expected to miss anywhere from 5-7 weeks, Fisher estimated. Florida State's highly anticipated matchup at home against Clemson on Oct. 29 is seven weeks based on James' timeframe. (Orlando Sentinel)

Sources: Duke barring NBA teams from practices, holding pro days for first time

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is barring NBA teams from scouting his program’s practices this season – except for two pro days scheduled in October, league sources told The Vertical. NBA executives were extended invitations to pro days on Oct. 19 and 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the second of which coincides with the opening night of the NBA regular season. (Yahoo! Sports)

Boss meets boss: Katie Ledecky, Bruce Springsteen pose together at concert

Katie Ledecky has some downtime after rewriting swimming’s record books in Rio and before she moves into her dorm at Stanford later this month. But she’s been filling out her days nicely. She has thrown out a first pitch at Nationals Park, spoke with kids at her former elementary school and high school and visited Children’s Hospital to show off her gold medals. Oh yeah, and she met Bruce Springsteen. (Washington Post)

How to feed a college football team: Start at 4 a.m., and never stop cooking

To be the chef of a major college football program requires a different gear during training camp in August. This is Michael Christie’s fourth quarter of every year, the three-week slog that tests all of his skills and abilities. He is the first person on the move at Gossett Team House every morning. (Washington Post)

MAC, Big 12 suspend officiating crews from Central Michigan-Oklahoma State

Officiating crews from the Mid-American and the Big 12 conferences have been suspended after making game-deciding mistakes in the Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. (USA Today)

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