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University of Louisville: Program's 2013 basketball title is at risk by NCAA sanctions

For all the Katina Powell scandal has cost the University of Louisville, Thursday brought sanctions and more heartache from the NCAA, which aims to take the school's 2013 men's basketball championship banner too. U of L consultant Chuck Smrt said the NCAA’s decision to force the Cardinals to vacate records from December 2010 through July 2014 could erase 108 regular-season and 15 NCAA Tournament wins. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Photos: This Bryant-Denny Alabama cake may be the most impressive stadium cake we've ever seen

If you’ve ever wanted to eat Bryant-Denny Stadium, you are in luck, as one baker is more than capable of fulfilling that dream. Steffany Bowling of Peace, Love, & Cakes shared her amazingly crafted and edible rendition of Alabama’s football stadium on Instagram. The cake was made for a recent wedding. (Saturday Down South)

The Nationals drafted Dusty Baker's son, Darren, because you are old now

Remember Darren Baker? The precocious tot was nearly the center of a terrible collision in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series, when the then-three-year-old son of Giants manager Dusty Baker got too close to home plate as San Francisco was in the midst of scoring a pair of runs off the Angels. Well, 15 years later, Darren is all grown up and a prep star in California. (Sports Illustrated)

NCAA Tournament run brought Gonzaga $406 million worth of media exposure

As the Bulldogs advanced to April’s NCAA championship game, Gonzaga University got a staggering amount of broadcast and online exposure. The value of the coverage of the basketball team’s historic run surpassed $400 million, according to GU officials. The university hired a San Francisco-based media tracking company to put a dollar figure on the coverage. (The Spokesman-Review)

Video: Lonzo Ball jokes about LaVar’s antics in hilarious Foot Locker Father’s Day ad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Foot Locker asked some of the NBA’s top draft prospects to reflect on what their dads have done to support them on their soon-to-be-completed journey to the pros. Most of the players, such as De’Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac and Jayson Tatum, offered typical examples of paternal guidance. But LaVar Ball’s dad, LaVar, is no ordinary basketball dad. (New York Daily News)

It's the Blue Bloods vs. New Bloods in the College World Series

The College World Series field is set, and the two brackets are about as far apart as the East and West Coasts. Florida State leads all teams in the field with 22 appearances after making the CWS for the first time since 2012. The Seminoles swept Sam Houston State in the Tallahassee NCAA Super Regional to advance. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre punished for handling of domestic violence allegation

Colorado announced it is requiring head coach Mike MacIntyre to give $100,000 to domestic violence awareness and giving him a letter of reprimand for failing to report allegations against one of his coaches. (MacIntyre’s new contract will pay him $3.25 million per year.) Athletic director Rick George faces the same punishments, and chancellor Phil DiStefano is being suspended for 10 days. (SB Nation)

NCAA Announces Penalties in Louisville Basketball Scandal

A former Louisville director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed serious violations by arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the investigation, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The head men’s basketball coach violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor the activities of his former operations director. (NCAA.org)

Ruffin McNeill to reunite with Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma

Former ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill will become the assistant head coach and co-defensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma, new head coach Lincoln Riley announced Wednesday. McNeill will be reunited with Riley who became the head coach of the Sooners last week following the retirement of Bob Stoops. Riley served as the offensive coordinator at ECU under McNeill. (WRAL Sports Fan)

'O.G.' Marshawn Lynch doling out wisdom to young Raiders RBs

Marshawn Lynch's impact on a youthful Oakland Raiders running back room this offseason? Go ahead and pick up what Oakland's Mighty Mites are putting down. "He's an 'O.G.' in this league," said DeAndre Washington. "He's been telling us that, me and all the other guys in the room like DeAndre and Elijah Hood, the young guys, giving us his take on what works for him," Richard said. (ESPN.com)

Men’s college basketball rules tweaked for 2017-2018

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Tuesday approved extending the coach’s box to 38 feet for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season. The coach’s box was 28 feet, but NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee members believe this will allow coaches to improve communication with their teams, especially when the teams are at the opposite end of the court. (NCAA.com)

Virginia guard Kyle Guy’s man-bun is no more

Virginia guard Kyle Guy, a rising sophomore that made a name for himself because of a...unique hairstyle, will have to become a much better player this season to get the same kind of attention. Because the man-bun that made him so popular is no more. Two things here: 1. This hair style is a top-knot. Not a man-bun. 2. Imagine how much people would hate Kyle Guy if he played for Duke? (NBC Sports)

This Pittsburgh Penguins title was a spectacle of survival

It took a win in Game 6 to keep the Penguins from tying a record for the longest postseason in league history, but in their 25th game of these playoffs, the Penguins delivered an unlikely victory. Beating the Predators in Nashville, where the home team had gone 9-1 before Sunday's must-win Game 6? Winning a defensive struggle? (ESPN.com)

Louisville Foundation audit reveals hidden spending on athletic facilities, salaries

The section of the 135-page University of Louisville Foundation forensic audit that deals with the school’s athletic association is only 11 pages long. But it packs a lot of money into a short space. These are complicated matters. In fact, school officials said they would not speak at more length on the document until they have more time to review it. (WDRB)

Duke names new radio broadcaster for football, men’s basketball

David Shumate, an Appalachian State graduate, will be the new radio broadcaster for Duke football and men’s basketball, it was announced Monday. Shumate’s first game will come Sept. 2 when North Carolina Central visits Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium. His first road game with Duke will come Sept. 23 at North Carolina. (Burlington Times-News)

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