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Ten college basketball seniors who were overlooked in high school

Matt Farrell initially committed to Boston College during his senior year. After playing out his senior year, Notre Dame came calling late. This season: 15.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Ben Lammers visited Marquette and Miami before picking Georgia Tech in the fall of his senior year. This season: 14.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. (Rivals.com)

Willie Taggart Named Florida State Head Football Coach

FSU on Tuesday announced that Willie Taggart, the former coach at Western Kentucky, South Florida and Oregon, has agreed to become the next coach of the Seminoles’ football team. A Bradenton, Fla., native who grew up a Florida State fan, Taggart is the 10th head coach in program history and just its third since 1976, when the legendary Bobby Bowden took over in Tallahassee. (Florida State Athletics)

Pitt loses wide receiver to NFL, running back to dismissal

Pitt has seen its 2018 offensive playmaking depth depleted. On his Twitter account Monday, Quadree Henderson announced that he has “reached the decision to forego my final year at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue my dream and enter the 2018 NFL draft.” In addition to Pettis, running back Chawntez Moss has been dismissed from the football program. (NBC Sports)

NCAA selection committee adjusts team sheets, emphasizing road/neutral games more than ever

Monmouth’s case for an at-large berth in the 2016 NCAA tournament just got even stronger, nearly two years after the Hawks were left out of the field. A new tweak in the way the NCAA tournament selection committee views road and neutral wins would have put Monmouth in a more favorable light. The selection committee will no longer use top 50, top 100, 200 and 201 and above as dividing categories. (NCAA.com)

Kansas adds a big man to their roster, but not the big man they need

James Sosinki, a 6-foot-7, 260 pound tight end on the Kansas football team will walk-on to the basketball team this season. Sosinki averaged 19.1 points and 12.6 boards as a freshman at a community college before opting to play football at Kansas. At this point, Kansas – who is down to just seven scholarship players – needs big bodies, and Sosinki can provide that. (NBC Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Duke, You Could Be Next!

Orin Starn, a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke, wrote last Friday that Duke varsity athletes miss “thousands” of classes each year while traveling to and from games with their respective teams. He says their absences are registered under the category of short term illness, and that most of the athletes can do no more than barely pass the classes they miss. Get on it, Dan Kane. (Chapelboro.com)

How the College Football Playoff teams got here

That's likely how the four teams in this year's College Football Playoff felt Sunday afternoon when their names were revealed as the combatants for this season's national championship. The year started with 130 teams, and now, here they are, the final quartet standing. They are all relieved but are all still asking, as a group, "Wait ... how did we get here?" (ESPN.com)

Tennessee fires AD John Currie, replaces him with Phillip Fulmer

Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie wanted to hire Greg Schiano to coach the Vols’ football team. It didn’t go well. Mike Gundy thought hard about it but decided to stick with Oklahoma State. Currie then reportedly turned to Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Purdue’s Jeff Brohm and N.C. State’s Dave Doeren. Nope, nope, nope. Then, the school was trying to land Mike Leach. (Washington Post)

Scott Frost is named Nebraska's new head coach

Scott Frost had tears in his eyes as he celebrated with his University of Central Florida football team, after the unbeaten Knights wrapped up the American Athletic Conference title Saturday afternoon. He had tears in his eyes moments later at a news conference as he tried to explain what the team meant to him and listened to the players say the same about him. (Lincoln Journal Star)

Mississippi State hires Joe Moorhead as its next football coach

Mississippi State named Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its new head football coach Wednesday. The Bulldogs were looking for an up-and-coming and forward-thinking offensive mind after Dan Mullen left Mississippi State on Sunday for Florida. They found exactly that. Moorhead, 44, is the guy behind one of the most prolific offenses in the country. (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

SC State player 'stable and conscious' after collapse vs. NC State

A South Carolina State player collapsed on the court and was taken to a hospital during the first half of the Bulldogs' game Saturday at North Carolina State. Team spokesman Kendrick Lewis says Tyvoris Solomon was "stable and conscious." Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions before he was transported off the court on a stretcher. (Associated Press)

See all the Toomer's Corner madness following Auburn's win over Alabama

After No. 6 Auburn took down No. 1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday, the celebration at Jordan-Hare Stadium was crazy — fans stormed the field and got stuck in bushes and everything. But fans rolling Toomer’s Corner was just as nuts. It was an incredible scene with toilet paper and people everywhere. It’s one of the best traditions in college football. (USA Today)

Georgia Tech loses to Grambling State after tipping missed shot into own basket

Georgia Tech lost a game in shocking fashion to Grambling State Friday night. Ivy Smith Jr.’s missed layup was mistakenly tapped into the basket by a Georgia Tech player. Both Curtis Haywood II and Ben Lammers attempted to grab the rebound, but the combination wound up knocking the ball into the basket. Final score: Grambling State 64, Georgia Tech 63. (NBC Sports)

LB Payton Wilson Commits to NC State

Orange High School linebacker Payton Wilson has committed to N.C. State. Wilson made his commitment to the Wolfpack on Friday in the form of a tweet, one day after N.C. State coach Dave Doeren made an in-home visit to the senior and just hours after Doeren signed a new contract to stay with the Wolfpack through 2022. Last month, Wilson decommitted from UNC. (High School OT)

Syracuse guard Geno Thorpe leaves program

Geno Thorpe, a graduate transfer from South Florida has left the Syracuse program for “personal reasons.” Thorpe was averaging 6.0 points in 14.3 minutes this season. He was expected to provide the Orange with depth at the guard spot, potentially a starting point guard, but a high-ankle sprain and the play of Tyus Battle and Frank Howard has capped his minutes. (NBC Sports)

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