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University of Louisville appeals parts of NCAA ruling, asks for hearing

The University of Louisville is appealing a financial penalty and the vacation of records ordered in June by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, a form the school sent to the NCAA shows. U of L also told the NCAA that it wished to have the organization's Infractions Appeals Committee hold an in-person hearing instead of basing the appeal only on written correspondence. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Hokies freshman WR Caleb Farley out for the year with knee injury

One of Virginia Tech’s most promising offensive youngsters will miss the season with a knee injury. Coach Justin Fuente announced Thursday that freshman receiver Caleb Farley is likely out for the year after suffering a non-contact injury in the Hokies’ first practice Tuesday. The blow is a tough one for a Virginia Tech receiving corps in need of weapons in the passing game. (Roanoke Times)

Video: Remembering Ara Parseghian

Tom Rinaldi looks back at the life and career of Ara Parseghian. View Video...

Mecklenberg County cuts support for MLS stadium in Charlotte, giving Raleigh an advantage

The City of Raleigh and North Carolina FC appear to have an advantage in the campaign to land a Major League Soccer franchise after Mecklenberg County on Wednesday voted 5-3 to limit what the public would pay towards Charlotte's bid. Charlotte-area media reported the vote as a blow to Charlotte's hope to win one of two planned MLS expansion teams. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Hall of Fame sportswriter Claire Smith in a league of her own

J.G. Spink Award recipient Claire Smith hasn't always had a smooth path on her road to Cooperstown, but her journey has made her among one of baseball's pivotal trailblazers. View Video...

Turner Field has officially transformed for Georgia State football

When you replace stadiums as often as most people swap toothbrushes, it's best to find new uses for the old stadiums rather than just letting them rot. That's precisely what Atlanta has done with Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves. Turner Field, which was built way back in 1997 (they didn't even have electricity then if memory serves), was then passed along to Georgia State for football. (CBS Sports)

Wake Forest legend Dickie Hemric dies at age 83

Dickie Hemric of Jonesville was the ACC’s first superstar, a 6-6, 227-pound center who was named the conference’s player of the year the first two seasons of 1953-54 and 1954-55. Hemric was a unanimous first-team All-ACC player both seasons, the Most Valuable Player of the first tournament of 1954 and a second-team All-American his senior season of 1954-55. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Italy trip will give Keatts look at Wolfpack's early growth

North Carolina State's delayed trip to Italy will offer coach Kevin Keatts the first chance to see how much his new team has learned. The team departs Wednesday for a three-game, 11-day tour that was originally scheduled for last August before being postponed due to a terrorism travel alert from the U.S. State Department. (Associated Press)

ESPN announces college football announcing teams

ESPN announced its college football announcing team and while there will be some changes, a lot of the familiar faces will still be in place. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will continue to be the main announcing team for Saturday night ABC games, but joining them as a sideline reporter will be Maria Taylor, who will move over from the SEC Network studio. (USA Today)

Gene Chizik: In football and business, recruiting dictates success

I love studying successful businesses and what separates the good from the great. The great ones generally have two things in common: the way they recruit people and the world-class training programs they use to invest in people once they are hired. It’s the same in college football. A recruiting class of 25 players starts as a pool of somewhere around 1,000 prospects. (LinkedIn)

Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre Dame football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons, has died. He was 94. Parseghian died at home at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Parseghian and the Irish won titles in 1966 and 1973, but he abruptly retired after the 1974 season at age 51 with a record of 95-17-4. (Associated Press)

Michael Oher Situation Highlights the Ever-Growing Fear of NFL Head Injuries

The story of Michael Oher has become so large, so legendary, that in some ways we’ve forgotten there’s a real human being underneath it all. In many ways, what’s happened to Oher represents what happens to many NFL players. They bash their heads in (by choice). They play with brain injuries that would sideline normal human beings for months (by choice). (Bleacher Report)

Five-star freshman Mitchell Robinson granted release from Western Kentucky

Mitchell Robinson’s college career promised to be an interesting one when the top-10 2017 recruit committed to Rick Stansbury and Western Kentucky. It’s already living up to that billing, but it won’t be with the Hilltoppers. A day after suspending him for leaving campus, Western Kentucky granted Robinson his release to transfer, the school announced Tuesday. (NBC Sports)

Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues. The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. (Los Angeles Times)

Georgetown drops out of loaded PK80 tournament

Georgetown is excited about the new direction of its basketball program under coach Patrick Ewing, an NBA Hall of Famer, Dream Teamer and Hoya legend. They’re just not interested in putting them on a huge stage just yet. The Hoyas dropped out of the field of the PK80, the star-studded November tournament in honor of Nike founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. (NBC Sports)

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