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Michael Phelps makes Curtain of Distraction debut at Arizona State Sun Devils basketball game

Michael Phelps hasn't needed to distract opponents in his neighboring swim lanes in order to become the most decorated medalist in Olympic history. But on Thursday, Phelps helped Arizona State play some free-throw defense during its home game against Oregon State. The 942 Crew unveiled the Curtain of Distraction in 2013 as a way to distract opponents while attempting free throws. (ABC 15)

Jim Boeheim rips ACC schedule: 'It's just stupid'

We’re a good way into the college basketball season here and players are dealing with fatigue and injuries (not to mention classwork, ha) and the ACC is scheduling three conference games in less than a week. How can that possibly make for good basketball? And how can that possibly be justified for kids who are taking classes? (USA Today)

Carolina owner Jerry Richardson paying to send every Panthers employee to Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers are headed to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 and they will have quite the cheering section. Beyond all of the Panthers fans who may attend the game, every Panthers employee also will be in attendance thanks to owner Jerry Richardson. (SB Nation)

Gary Williams: 'I got tired' at Maryland; college coaching isn't what it used to be

SN: You’re 70 now, and you’ll be out for five years when this season ends. Some guys your age, more or less, are still at it. Did you get out at the right time? Williams: I don’t know if there’s ever a right time. I was really tired. I wasn’t feeling particularly well when I got out. Maryland was a job … there’s a lot of ups and downs there, and I don’t want to get into reasons why, but there were just things that made it an inconsistent job. (Sporting News)

High school wrestler sacrifices undefeated record to let opponent with special needs win

Deven Schuko is a senior at Norton High School, who is a wrestler with a 27-0 record, and earned his 100th career win earlier this year. But all of that meant nothing to Schuko when he faced Andy Howland. Howland, who wrestles for Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, has Down Syndrome. Schuko felt the need to reward Howland for his effort, and Howland took him down. (The Comeback)

Shaquille O'Neal says LSU 'paid very well' at Lakers fan event

LSU probably wishes that Shaquille O'Neal would stop bringing its name up right about now. At a fan event on Monday sponsored by the Lakers, O'Neal brought up the Tigers and said some interesting things about the benefits he was offered during his time there. (CBS Sports)

Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon State's Football Stadium

It was a big find. When Oregon State University football players were going deep to make touchdown grabs in the end zone, they probably didn't realize that there were 10,000 year-old mammoth bones just feet below them. More than 1,000 pieces of bone, ranging from bison to mammoth, were discovered on Monday afternoon at Reser Stadium during a construction project. (ABC News)

ACC Names Ted Jackson Assistant Coordinator for Football Replay

The ACC announced Wednesday that Ted Jackson, a long-time collegiate football on-field and replay official, has been named as the league's first Assistant Coordinator for Football Replay. Jackson previously served as an ACC on-field official for 28 years (1977-2004) and worked 15 bowl games during that span. Following his on-field service, he was an ACC replay official for 11 seasons. (The ACC)

Virginia Caps Unlikely Comeback Against Wake Forest With Buzzer-Beating Banked Three

Virginia might have pulled off the most unlikely win of the entire college basketball season Tuesday night. With just 22 seconds left in the game, Wake Forest had a seven point lead and possession of the ball. Just 22 seconds later they had lost, 72-71. (Deadspin)

Video: Georgia Southern beats Appalachian State on improbable 4-point play

In sports, you have never seen it all. You think you've seen it all, but then a game turns and ends on a four-point play wherein a guy heaves a 35-footer in a 3-point game as time is about to expire, sinks the shot, then buries the winning free throw to complete an inconceivable comeback. That's what happened Monday night inside the Holmes Convocation Center at Appalachian State. (CBS Sports)

James Conner’s treatments going well, tumors continue to shrink

Pitt running back James Conner, who is undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma, has finished four of 12 treatments and the tumors continue to shrink. The tumor that was blocking blood flow to the heart has been reduced. One game Conner has circled on the schedule, released Tuesday, is the Sept. 24 ACC opener at UNC. Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a high school rival from Mentor, Ohio. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

ACC football schedule architect outlines process

Atlantic Coast Conference football fans welcomed Tuesday’s unveiling of the league’s 2016 schedule, but none more than its architect. Michael Strickland is the ACC’s senior associate commissioner for football, and this is his fourth year of building a schedule rooted in not only competitive balance but also the requests of schools and ESPN. (Daily Press)

Buddy Hield turned down NBA dream to live fairy tale at Oklahoma

Last April when Buddy Hield announced he would play a senior season for Oklahoma, he put his NBA dream on hold so he could, it turns out, live a college fairy tale. Hield said he was coming back to challenge Kansas for a Big 12 Conference championship. OU is tied for the league lead entering Tuesday night’s home game against Texas Tech and has a favorable conference schedule the rest of the way. (Tulsa World)

Facebook bodychecks ESPN with a bold new rival sports hub

Game on. Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Sports Stadium, its first shot at trying to provide the kind of real-time sports experience that is dominated by Twitter and ESPN. (Mashable)

Florida State reaches settlement with Jameis Winston accuser

Florida State University reached a settlement on Monday with Erica Kinsman, a former student who accused former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston of rape. The $950,000 lump sum payment is the largest ever Title IX discrimination settlement to a single plaintiff claiming a university's "indifference" to a sexual assault, according to the Boulder, Colorado-based law firm representing Kinsman, Hutchison Black and Cook. (Tallahassee Democrat)

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