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Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appeal

The Syracuse men’s basketball program has re-gained one scholarship for each of the next four years, the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon. Initially, the NCAA imposed a penalty that took away three scholarships for each of the next four years. Now, SU will only have two taken away in each of 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. (Daily Orange)

The top 10 fight songs in college football

1. Tennessee, “Rocky Top” Here’s an open secret about “Rocky Top”: it’s not Tennessee’s official fight song*. But that fact doesn’t matter to Volunteers fans. The catchy, beloved tune is practically synonymous with their school. (USA Today)

The 12 coaches rumored for every college football job opening ever

1. The Back The Truck Up dream coach you deserve: This is [your university], dammit. Before you even think of calling any of these other candidates, you get out that dang checkbook, you sit down in front of the most accomplished and least interested NFL or college head coach, and you make him say no. (SB Nation)

Texas coach Charlie Strong: 'I'm not going anywhere ... I'm here to stay'

Essentially since the day Miami fired Al Golden, Charlie Strong has dealt with rumors that he might flee Texas for South Beach and put what's been an often-difficult first two seasons in Austin behind him. He related to reporters forcefully Monday what he told his players already: That won't be the case. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina State Pathetically Begs Reporters On Twitter To Give Wolfpack Players All-ACC Honors

Aw man, this is kind of sad. In the pitiful football conference known as the ACC, NC State, a perpetual bottom dweller, would be remiss if it did not let you know that some of its players aren’t totally terrible at football. The official verified NC State football account has been spamming regional reporters all day about All-Conference voting. It would like everyone to know that it has some “strong candidates!!” (Total Frat Move)

Ohio State says it has moved on from Ezekiel Elliott's comments

For Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s players, the case regarding Ezekiel Elliott’s emotional postgame comments criticizing the Buckeyes’ play calling in their 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday is officially closed. “Zeke has always been an extremely loyal person, a great competitor,” Meyer said Monday. (Eleven Warriors)

Virginia Tech's Dadi Nicolas suspended for first half of UVa game after contact with official

Frank Beamer announced Monday that defensive end Dadi Nicolas will be suspended for the first half after making contact with referee Ron Cherry after he disagreed with a call in the North Carolina game last weekend. (Roanoke Times)

SEC Network scoreboard shows Alabama's opponent is ranked! Ranked in the FCS top 25, but ranked!

Meanwhile, the SEC Network's doing Alabama a favor by listing Charleston Southern's ranking in the FCS coaches poll. If you're just tuning into a college football game for the first time, you're really impressed by the opponent Alabama's chosen to face. My favorite part: the SEC Network didn't use CSU's ranking in the FCS media poll, which is a lowly No. 9. (SB Nation)

Jeff Gordon did get his perfect ending

Jeff Gordon couldn't sleep. He thought he should, thought he should get as much rest as possible before he knew what was to come. Sunday promised a surreal combination, equal parts celebrating what had been done across a 24-year, 797th race career, while still pursuing what could still be won, a shot at a 94th victory and fifth Cup championship. (Yahoo! Sports)

Scott Shafer fired as Syracuse football head coach

Scott Shafer has been fired as Syracuse's head football coach, the school announced on Monday. Shafer, who was promoted from defensive coordinator after Doug Marrone's departure in January 2013, is 13-23 in three seasons. The Orange is currently 3-8 this year heading into its season finale against Boston College. Shafer will coach in the final game. (Syracuse.com)

Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard receives picture perfect honor from Brian Bosworth

Senior night brings out all sorts of emotion. And there was a pretty cool moment in Norman, Okla., at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Check out this picture of senior receiver Sterling Shepard, who was on the field being recognized with the rest of the Sooner seniors and was then presented a photo of the 1985 national championship team by Brian Bosworth. (FOX Sports)

Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams ditches suit for t-shirt honoring Frank Beamer

But the Beamer Virginia Tech celebrations were not limited to the football field. The Hokies' basketball team got in on the festivities as well, especially their head coach. Buzz Williams ditched the typical shirt and coat and instead opted for a shirt honoring coach Beamer. It read, "Frank Beamer. Homegrown. Legend." (SB Nation)

Kansas coach Bill Self blasts NCAA on how it's handling Cheick Diallo

Bill Self said he "didn't want to be [publicly] vocal" about Cheick Diallo's situation. But the Kansas coach admitted late Saturday that he's reached the point where his frustration with the NCAA outweighs what he wants. So he got vocal. "The [NCAA's] policy sucks," Self said during a phone call that lasted more than 30 minutes. (CBS Sports)

'I hate Jeff Gordon'

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were driving around in a golf cart, whipping past some of the campsites fans had set up at Watkins Glen International in central New York. This was about a decade or so ago. That's when they spotted a giant plywood display that read, "I hate Jeff Gordon." (Yahoo! Sports)

Florida QB Will Grier loses appeal of NCAA suspension for positive drug test

Florida QB Will Grier lost his NCAA drug test appeal and he will not be able to return to action for the Gators until their seventh game of the 2016 season, the school confirmed on Friday. The Gators' former starting quarterback was hoping to have his 12-month suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug reduced to just the rest of the 2015 season, however the NCAA denied his appeal. (FOX Sports)

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