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Tyler Summitt's fall crushing to Louisiana Tech and Tennessee

Tyler Summitt was a big part of the women's basketball landscape since even before he was born. The story that his mother, longtime Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, went into labor while on a recruiting trip and insisted on flying home to have her baby in Knoxville is perhaps the most oft-told anecdote about the resolve of the legendary Hall of Fame coach. (ESPN.com)

Big Ten television deal could set table for next conference realignment

Big time college athletics often plays out like "Game of Thrones," with the great noble houses of the Power Five realm relentlessly engaged in battles for geographic footprints and control of an Iron Throne forged from piles of television contract money. And the Big Ten, one of the richest conferences in the land, will soon hammer out new rights deals to keep the wealth gap between House Delany and three of the other Power Five families rather considerable. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Joe Garagiola Sr. was part of growing up a baseball fan for many

Joe Garagiola Sr. was a huge part of those formative years as a raconteur and blue-collar everyman who brought fun to broadcasts with a twinkle in his eye. It's hard to imagine the concept of baseball as "event television" in this age of MLB Extra Innings packages, 24-hour cable highlights and gratification on demand via mobile devices. (ESPN.com)

Miami suspends RB Mark Walton after arrest

Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, leading the Hurricanes to suspend him from the team indefinitely. Walton emerged from spring practice season atop the depth chart, which would have put him on pace to be the starter in the Hurricanes' backfield next fall. (Associated Press)

UCLA AD explains vote to ban satellite camps against Pac-12’s wishes

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero didn’t expect the satellite camp issue to come to a vote at the NCAA’s Division I Council meeting on April 9. But it did come to a vote, and it passed with Guerrero voting in favor. Guerrero—the Pac-12’s representative on the council—then had to tell his colleagues why he voted against the wishes of 11 of the league’s 12 schools. (Sports Illustrated)

Four-star 2017 guard A.J. Oliver commits to Clemson

Four-star 2017 guard A.J. Oliver has verbally committed to Clemson, he told Scout late Monday evening. “After a while I talked to my family and I talked to some of my teammates and both of my coaches, I think it came down to Clemson,” Oliver said. “That’s where I’m headed.” “The real reason probably was because it was close to home,” he added. (Scout.com)

NCAA allows schools to pay for two guardians to accompany recruits on official visits

The decision to ban athletic satellite camps has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, but another rule that recently passed will also have a big impact on the NCAA and recruiting. Proposal 2015-52 will allow institutions to pay the actual round-trip costs for a prospective student-athlete's parents or legal guardians to accompany the prospect on his official visit and will be implemented August 1, 2016. (ESPN.com)

Duke’s Grayson Allen undergoes surgery for hernia

Duke guard Grayson Allen had surgery to repair a inguinal hernia on Friday, according to a release from the school. The 6-foot-4 sophomore led Duke in scoring and assists this past season as he averaged 21 points and 3 assists per game. The surgery was performed at Duke Medical Center and Allen is expected to miss the next four weeks as he recovers. (NBC Sports)

Video: Emotional Jim Boeheim remembers Syracuse basketball legend Pearl Washington

Jim Boeheim, more emotional than anyone can ever remember seeing him, spent roughly 10 minutes with the media on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the late Pearl Washington. Washington, the former Syracuse University basketball player, passed away early Wednesday morning after a battle with brain cancer. Washington was 52 years old. (Syracuse.com)

Duke’s Amile Jefferson receives waiver, eligible for fifth year

Duke's Amile Jefferson has received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA making him eligible for the 2016-17 season. Jefferson will be a fifth-year senior. Last season, the 6-foot-9 forward broke his foot after nine games. In order for a player to be eligible to receive that waiver, he must play in no more than 30 percent of a team’s games during the season. Nine games was the cut-off. (NBC Sports)

Remembering when Prince rocked the Super Bowl and the sports world

Prince, who died Thursday at the age of 57, honored the sports world with his presence a number of times over the years, usually letting his music do the speaking for him. Most memorably, he delivered the best halftime performance in Super Bowl history in 2007, when he rocked Miami’s Dolphin Stadium in a pouring rain. “Can you make it rain harder?” he asked, when told that it would be raining during the show. (Washington Post)

UT Martin head coach resigns, expected to join N.C. State basketball staff

Heath Schroyer is expected to accept a position as an assistant coach on N.C. State’s staff, a source told NBCSports.com. On Thursday, UT Martin released a statement saying that Schroyer had resigned his position as head coach. An announcement from N.C. State regarding the hire is expected soon. Mark Gottfried’s staff with the Wolfpack has been in flux this offseason. (NBC Sports)

How Tiger Woods' life unraveled in the years following his father's death

Tiger hasn't hit a golf ball in about two months. He can't really run; not long ago, he told Time magazine, he fell down in his backyard and had to just lie there until his daughter happened to find him. A reporter asked what he did for exercise."I walk and I walk some more. Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don't know. I think pretty much everything beyond this will be gravy." (ESPN.com)

30-year-old man poses as teen, joins high school basketball team

Jonathon Nicola was making a significant impact on the hardwood for Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ontario, that is until it was discovered he is 30 years old, not 17. Nicola, who fled warn-torn South Sudan last year, was arrested at the Canadian border last week. He is being held by the Canada Border Services Agency on charges of contravening the Immigration Refugee Protection Act. (Campus Rush)

Wrestler, entertainer Chyna is dead at 45

Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play. (CNN)

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