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Miami defensive lineman plays air guitar with FSU QB James Blackman’s leg

Miami defensive lineman Kendrick Norton has an excellent sense of humor, which was on display during the Hurricane’s game Saturday against Florida State. Seminoles quarterback James Blackman found himself on the ground with a bunch of Miami players around and underneath him, including Norton. Read More...

Kansas' Self: Adidas case a "dark cloud on our profession'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said during a lengthy interview Friday that the cash payments from Adidas surprised him, but "what is not surprising is third parties' involvement in recruiting. Everyone should know that. That's prevalent everywhere," he said. "There's nothing illegal about agents talking to kids and their families in ninth and 10th grade." (Associated Press)

NCAA denies request for immediate eligibility for NC State freshman guard Braxton Beverly

The NCAA denied NC State's request for immediate eligibility for freshman guard Braxton Beverly. NC State will appeal the decision. Beverly committed to and took summer classes at Ohio State University, then changed schools after the Buckeyes' head coach resigned. "I'm devastated by this decision, it's incredibly unfair," Beverly said in a statement Friday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

John Calipari, media go at each other over NCAA scandal

Kentucky head coach John Calipari didn’t offer fans much reassurance during media day Thursday when he attempted to sidestep questions about where his program stands amid the FBI’s investigation into corruption throughout the sport. Other than confirming the NCAA has yet to contact Kentucky, Calipari grew defensive when the media kept asking for answers he didn’t have. (New York Post)

Don't take the risk on one-and-dones, go for experience

I pulled the data from the last decade of college basketball, a time period that has coincided with the reign of the one-and-done system. I found that the top freshmen perform better in their initial college season than other first-year players do, but a first-team all-major-conference player will, on average, outperform that elite freshman by a factor of about 5 percent in terms of offensive rating. (ESPN.com)

9 College Basketball Head Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2017-18

Jeff Lebo, East Carolina: A veteran of hot-seat lists, Lebo has now been a head coach for 19 seasons (at four different schools) without a single trip to the NCAA Tournament. In his last 13 seasons (six at Auburn, seven at East Carolina), Lebo’s teams have had a winning record in league play only two times — 10–6 at Auburn in 2008-09 and 9–7 at ECU in ’12-13. (Athlon Sports)

USA's Haunting World Cup Qualifying Failure Emits Blame, Shock and Calls for Change

Let’s be perfectly clear: The most embarrassing failure in U.S. Soccer history was consummated on Tuesday night in a near-empty stadium in the Caribbean tropics, culminating in a soul-crushing 2-1 defeat to a last-place opponent in which the U.S. men’s national team had only needed a win or a tie to qualify for World Cup 2018. (Sports Illustrated)

Young Eagles fan in viral video shows Cam Newton that she knows what routes are in football

Cam Newton received a lot of criticism Wednesday after describing a question from a female reporter as "funny." After Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer asked Newton about the Panthers' receivers, he laughed and said "It's funny to hear a female talk about routes," before grinning and offering his response. (Business Insider)

Pitt loses starting QB Max Browne to season-ending shoulder surgery

Not only has Max Browne‘s 2017 season come to an end, but so has the collegiate portion of his playing career. Pittsburgh announced that the graduate transfer quarterback underwent surgery to repair an unspecified injury in his right (throwing) shoulder and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Browne suffered the injury in last Saturday’s loss to Syracuse. (NBC Sports)

FBI says it cannot release documents regarding Kansas' involvement with Adidas

The FBI told the Kansan on Wednesday that it has documents related to the University of Kansas and its sponsorship with Adidas, but cannot release them due to an ongoing legal investigation. The presence of documents does not necessarily implicate the University in wrongdoing, but appears to contradict what Kansas Athletics officials said after the scandal broke. (Daily Kansan)

Changing NCAA, NBA rules won't stop college basketball corruption

Since the U.S. attorney for New York’s Southern District unveiled indictments Tuesday, people have tried placing blame for whatever culture of corruption exists in college basketball on everything from the NBA’s draft age limit to NCAA amateurism rules — perhaps even to climate change. All of this, however, is agenda engineering. The attempt to blame “one-and-done” is beyond laughable. (Sporting News)

'Tip of the iceberg': More charges expected this month in college basketball scandal

The wide-ranging investigation continues to expand two weeks after federal prosecutors in New York charged 10 men on Sept. 26 — including USC associate head coach Tony Bland and assistants at three other schools. Two people involved in the case, said they expect more college coaches and others involved with grassroots basketball programs to be charged later this month. (Los Angeles Times)

NCAA forms Commission on College Basketball to “fix a system that clearly is not working”

NCAA President Mark Emmert: The recent news of a federal investigation into fraud in college basketball made it very clear the NCAA needs to make substantive changes to the way we operate, and do so quickly. Individuals who break the trust on which college sports is based have no place here. We must take decisive action. This is not a time for half-measures or incremental change. (NCAA.org)

Can Monmouth finally break through into NCAAs?

King Rice’s Monmouth Hawks will face a tall task in trying to repeat their success of the last two seasons – and finally secure that NCAA tournament bid – after the graduation of MAAC player of the year Justin Robinson and second leading scorer Je’lon Hornbeak. Junior Micah Seaborn will be asked to seriously improve his efficiency to keep Monmouth’s offense humming. (NBC Sports)

New York grand jury looking for NCAA violations by Oklahoma State basketball players

Oklahoma State University has received a subpoena from a New York grand jury asking for all documents and communications regarding "actual or potential NCAA rules violations" by players and coaches of the men's basketball team. The subpoena is linked to a college basketball bribery investigation that earlier led to the arrest of fired OSU assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans and some assistant coaches for other teams. (The Oklahoman)

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