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Ohio State to sell beer stadium-wide at Ohio Stadium during 2016 football season

Ohio State will begin selling beer stadium-wide at Buckeyes home football games during the 2016 season, the university announced on Wednesday. This is an extension of a pilot program started last year, when alcohol was available for purchase by fans in the suite and club levels of Ohio Stadium. (Cleveland.com)

Tennessee could reap $4 million from ‘Battle at Bristol’ game versus Virginia Tech

The September 10 Tennessee-Virginia Tech “Battle at Bristol” is expected to set an NCAA single-game attendance record and it also could earn the Vols up to $4 million. Bristol Motor Speedway never has hosted a college football game. Additionally, the game will be televised nationally in prime time by ABC and feature a concert by Kenny Chesney. (Gridiron Now)

Verne Lundquist to leave 'SEC on CBS' after 2016 season, Brad Nessler to succeed him

Verne Lundquist's iconic post as the lead voice of 'SEC on CBS' will come to a close at the end of the 2016 season with Brad Nessler set to take his spot on the broadcast team alongside lead analyst Gary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce. Though Lundquist is leaving the SEC on CBS booth, he will continue to be a fixture of CBS Sports' coverage of major events through his continued work in college basketball and golf. (CBS Sports)

Michigan football spent almost $350,000 on IMG Academy spring break trip

Michigan's controversial spring-break trip to Bradenton's IMG Academy cost the university $348,553, according to a financial breakdown obtained by the Tampa Bay Times through an open-records request. The Wolverines spent $146,912 on IMG Academy, the prep football factory that houses some of the nation's top recruits. That figure includes the cost of renting the facility for four practices plus housing and meals. (Tampa Bay Times)

Remembering Muhammad Ali

A collection of articles and videos from ESPN reflecting on the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. (ESPN.com)

ESPN’s Eight-Hour O.J. Documentary Is a Masterpiece

Which is why O.J.: Made in America, I guarantee you right now, is going to blow your mind. The documentary, which screened at Sundance this winter and last month at Tribeca, runs seven hours and 43 minutes. It was made under ESPN’s 30 for 30 banner and, after a brief theatrical run (probably to qualify it for an Oscar), will air in prime time, on ABC and ESPN, starting June 11. It will be the only thing this country’s going to be talking about that whole week. (New York Magazine)

Hockey legend Gordie Howe dead at 88

Hockey legend Gordie Howe died Friday, the Detroit Red Wings have confirmed. He was 88. Howe, who was known as Mr. Hockey, holds NHL records for most games (1,767) and seasons (26). His 801 career goals rank second to Wayne Gretzky's 894. The Hall of Famer played on four Stanley Cup championship teams in Detroit during a 25-year stint that began in 1946. (ESPN.com)

Momentum lost, season over as NC State falls to Coastal Carolina in resumed baseball finale

NC State fought through five soggy days, playing five games. Two of those contests were split between days. In all, the Pack waited out six rain delays, the longest of which lasted more than three hours. Head coach Elliott Avent was ejected, then suspended from coaching the final game. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Former Duke player Derrick Lee suing university, ACC, NCAA for concussion-related injuries

Former Duke football player Derrick Lee added his name to the list of players seeking compensation for concussions sustained during their collegiate playing careers. In one of four district court-level class-action lawsuits filed Wednesday, Lee alleges that Duke University, the ACC and the NCAA knowingly hid the long-term effects of concussions from players. (WRAL Sports Fan)

A new expense looms for college athletic departments

College sports programs across the nation are now facing the prospect of having to make substantial pay increases for many of their less prominent workers. The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday revealed changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that beginning this fall will basically double the amount of money workers must make to be exempt from federal overtime-pay requirements. (USA Today)

No shame in being a star in college but not making it to the NBA

Millions and millions of people all over this world play basketball. Only about 400 are in the NBA at any given time. So it's not embarrassing when you don't make the NBA after two years of college. It's amazing that anybody does. And I just wish more folks would keep that in mind and better appreciate the talents of players like Trimble even if his talent might not prove worthy of the NBA. (CBS Sports)

Nine-game conference football schedule possible for ACC

As the ACC and ESPN envision the technology, finances and scope of their future partnership, one word or concept is central: Inventory. The ACC needs more revenue from its media rightsholder, and in exchange, ESPN surely is requesting more inventory. Specifically, games. More specifically, football games. Conference football games. (Daily Press)

NFL's Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Death of Roger Goodell

Someone got the best of the NFL. The twitter account of the league was hacked and it's got all of the twitterverse in an uproar. Remain calm commissioner fans, Goodell is still kicking. The culprit is still at large. (Athlon Sports)

NC State baseball coach ejected from tournament game after perfect spin move

In the 3rd inning of NC State's critical loser's bracket NCAA Tournament game against Coastal Carolina, NC State head baseball coach Elliott Avent was upset with the overall interpretation of the strike zone after a walk loaded the bases for the Chanticleers. When another official tried to separate Avent from the umpire, the coach pulled off a textbook spin move. (WRAL Sports Fan)

After 35 years of 'Football Friday,' Tom Suiter to retire

They say all good things must come to an end. After 35 years of hosting "Football Friday" during the fall and presenting the "Extra Effort Award" to deserving student-athletes, longtime WRAL-TV sports anchor Tom Suiter is retiring. Since the 1980s, Suiter has hosted a high school football highlights show that set the standard for high school football coverage. (High School OT)

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