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Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo declares for NBA Draft without ever playing in college

Kentucky guard and former five-star recruit Hamidou Diallo announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. Diallo is eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft -- even though he's never played a game in college -- because he graduated high school in May 2016. The 6-foot-5 guard enrolled at Kentucky in January and practiced with the team but never played. (CBS Sports)

Louisville Lands UConn Transfer Steven Enoch

Louisville has added transferring UConn big man Steven Enoch, a source confirmed. Enoch will sit the 2017-18 season and then have two to play under coach Rick Pitino. The sophomore from Norwalk, Conn., played in 29 games for the Huskies this season, averaging 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. He was one of three UConn players to transfer, along with Vance Jackson and Juwan Durham. (Zag's Blog)

With hundreds of kids saved, Bob Hurley sets his sights on saving even more

The sound of Bob Hurley Sr.'s voice conjures up the images of Jersey City's Greenville section. Its echoes awaken not-too-distant memories of the way the neighborhood -- once heavily Irish and Polish -- used to be before Jersey City's new downtown began to rise from those memories. (NJ.com)

Duke’s Frank Jackson declares for NBA draft but will not hire agent

For Frank Jackson and his family, the process has been arduous, and the decision has been difficult. But in the end, Jackson decided to follow his dream. The Duke freshman declared for the NBA draft on Saturday night. Jackson will not hire an agent and will go through the pre-draft process before making a final decision on his collegiate eligibility. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Former Terp Juan Dixon to be next men's basketball coach at Coppin State

Juan Dixon, who left Baltimore nearly 20 years ago for College Park and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the Maryland men’s basketball program, is finally coming home. Dixon, 38, will be the next men’s basketball coach at Coppin State in West Baltimore. Sources familiar with the situation said Saturday that he has accepted the job and will be introduced in the coming week. (Baltimore Sun)

Dan Rooney's greatest gift to Pittsburgh

The greatest of all Steelers, though, in the strictest sense, has been Dan Rooney. His father, Art, founded the team and ran it for decades. Art's money, guile, perseverance and charm kept the team going for decades. But when Dan took charge of the operation, it became a truly professional football team. Art Rooney made them the Steelers. Dan Rooney made them the Steelers we know today. (Sporting News)

Bryan Bickell Scores First Career Shootout Goal In Final Game Before Retiring Due To MS

Bryan Bickell announced his retirement yesterday due to his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and the Hurricanes started the longtime NHL forward for the final two games of his career—and gave him first crack when Carolina and Philadelphia remained deadlocked after overtime, even though Bickell had never scored a shootout goal before. (Deadspin)

NC State coach Keatts signs 6-year deal worth $2.2M annually

New North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts has signed his six-year contract with the school worth at least $2.2 million per year. N.C. State officials released a copy of the contract Friday. The deal will pay the men's basketball coach an annual salary of $1.1 million plus another $1.1 million in supplemental income for fundraising, media appearances and apparel. (Associated Press)

Louisville officials meet with NCAA Committee on Infractions

Louisville's interim president said the school received a "full and fair review of the facts" after meeting Thursday with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions and expects resolution in 6 to 8 weeks of the investigation into an escort's allegations that a former Cardinals men's basketball staffer hired strippers for players and recruits. Louisville is accused of four violations, including one against Rick Pitino. (Associated Press)

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell's contract extended through 2021

Clemson's board of trustees on Wednesday approved and extended Brad Brownell's contract through 2021 — this a month after athletic director Dan Radakovich publicly announced the men's basketball coach would return for the upcoming season. Brownell is guaranteed to make $1.8 million in 2017-18, $1.9 million in 2018-19 and $2 million each for 2019-20 and 2020-21. (Charleston Post & Courier)

Maryland gets Duke graduate transfer big man Sean Obi

Maryland bolstered its interior depth on Thursday with the addition of Duke graduate transfer big man Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9 Obi spent the past three years at Duke as he barely came off the bench in the two seasons that he was eligible after transferring from Rice. Obi was never able to gain minutes with the Blue Devils as the school consistently recruited over him. (NBC Sports)

James Conner: A Letter to NFL GMs

Dear NFL GMs: My name is James Conner. I’m a running back who was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. My sophomore year at Pitt I scored 26 touchdowns and was named ACC Player of the Year. But it’s more likely that you know me for one thing. Cancer. I’m pretty much recognized as “that football player who battled Hodgkin’s and then came back to play the following year.” (The Players' Tribune)

Johnny Dawkins suing former employer Stanford for $7 million

Former Stanford basketball coach Johnny Dawkins has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Stanford University and is seeking in excess of $7 million in damages stemming from his dismissal last year. Dawkins is owed approximately $2.3 million in direct damages and is seeking “punitive and exemplary damages of not less than $5 million for the tortious ingredients of its wrongdoing.” (San Jose Mercury News)

Iowa State adds Virginia transfer Marial Shayok

Iowa State picked up a key transfer on Wednesday, as former Virginia guard Marial Shayok committed to the Cyclones. Shayok is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard that averaged 8.9 points last season for the Cavaliers. He’ll have to sit out the 2017-18 season and he’ll be eligible to play one year for Iowa State after that. Shayok’s decision to transfer out of Virginia was somewhat surprising. (NBC Sports)

Finding Charles Rogers

Charles Rogers, the man who was once the best player in college football works at Uptown Motors, an auto repair shop off Palm Beach Boulevard in northeast Fort Myers, Florida. His business card says he’s the general manager, but, admittedly, he doesn’t know much about cars. Sitting at a high-top table, leaning forward on a bar stool, he wanted to chat about the past and how he got here. (Lansing State Journal)

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