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It's not easy being Crean

And now I was sitting in a conference room inside Cook Hall on this sprawling Big Ten campus following a two-hour practice during which Indiana's coach talked about the importance of fighting through screens and rebounding from the guard positions, and he and I were alone. So I decided this was as good a time as any to ask something that's been bouncing around my head for a while. I looked at Tom Crean and started talking. (CBS Sports)

See Fenway Park's transformation from diamond to the gridiron for the Notre Dame-Boston College game

Historic Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, is in the process of being converted into a football field for the first time in nearly 50 years. Take a tour with ESPN Images through the metamorphosis from baseball to football field, and check out the final product when Boston College takes on No. 4 Notre Dame this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. (ESPN.com)

Pure confusion: NCAA, schools, bowls not sure how to deal with 5-7 teams

In most years, the bowl chances for Nebraska (5-6) and Texas (4-6) would appear fairly simple: Both teams need to win out to reach the postseason. However, this year’s bowl situation is anything but simple. With a record 80 FBS teams needed to fill the record 41 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff title game, there is a very real possibility that not enough teams will reach the required six wins to become bowl eligible. (ESPN.com)

Doug Flutie's parents pass away within an hour of each other

Doug Flutie's parents both passed away within an hour of each other Wednesday after being married for 56 years, the former NFL quarterback said on Facebook. Flutie's father, Dick, had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital. Less than an hour later, Dick Flutie's wife, Joan, suddenly had a heart attack and also passed away. "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie said. (ESPN.com)

Five-star power forward Dewan Huell commits to Miami

Five-star 2016 prospect Dewan Huell will stay close to home and play for Jim Larrañaga, his coach, Lawton Williams, told Scout. “He’s going to Miami,” he said. Huell, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward, picked the Hurricanes over South Carolina. He took official visits to both schools, as well as Florida State. “It’s close to home,” Williams said. “He had a good feel for them.” (Scout.com)

Five-star shooting guard Malik Monk commits to Kentucky

Five-star shooting guard Malik Monk verbally committed to Kentucky on the final day of the initial signing period, a source in Monk's camp told Scout. Monk was expected to wait until the second signing period to make his choice, but after taking official visits to Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky and Oregon, the 6-foot-4 athletic guard opted to go ahead and pull the trigger for the Wildcats. (Scout.com)

Miami Lands No. 6 Shooting Guard Bruce Brown

Vermont Academy guard Bruce Brown is headed to warmer weather. The 6-foot-4 Brown announced for Miami over Indiana on Wednesday on ESPN. Ranked the No. 6 shooting guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, he previously cut Xavier, UMass and Purdue from his list. “I will be attending the University of Miami,” Brown told ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein. (Zag's Blog)

A shift in philosophy led Bob Huggins to build ‘Press Virginia’

After struggling in their first two seasons as a member of the Big 12, West Virginia underwent a change that represented quite the departure from their head coach’s usual defensive approach, because that head coach was not accustomed to losing. In Bob Huggins’ first five seasons at his alma mater, West Virginia won an average of 24 games. The 2010 team won 31, reaching the program’s first Final Four since 1959. (NBC Sports)

Florida QB Will Grier’s family and friends make “Free Willy” shirts as he appeals suspension

Will Grier is appealing his year-long suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, and his family has joined the cause. Will’s father, Chad, posted this photo on his Instagram account. (SEC Country)

Departing Gary Pinkel fights tears as he reflects on history at Mizzou

For University of Missouri head football Gary Pinkel, it is all about people. Because if it were not for those important individuals supporting him over the past couple of days, he might not be able to tackle the next chapter in his playbook of life. The 63-year-old coach announced on Friday he will retire at the end of the season. (KCTV)

Duke dismisses 3 from football team

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe announced Tuesday that wide receivers Johnell Barnes and Terrence Alls, along with linebacker Chris Holmes, have been dismissed from the team. “This is not a reaction to anything that has occurred during the last couple weeks. We have worked very hard with these young men to continue to understand what's expected of them," Cutcliffe said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Edrice Adebayo picks Kentucky over NC State

Five-star center Edrice Adebayo verbally committed to Kentucky on Tuesday on the Mike & Mike radio show. Adebayo picked John Calipari and the Wildcats over Mark Gottfried and N.C. State. Adebayo took official visits to both schools, as well as an unofficial visit to Auburn. Adebayo, a standout at High Point (N.C.) Christian Academy, ranks as the No. 2 center in the No. 15 overall recruit in the 2016 class. (Scout.com)

Kentucky, Duke collide a few months late

This is not the Kentucky-Duke showdown the Wildcats wanted, but seven and a half months after they fell a single game shy of putting an undefeated season on the line against their nemesis in the NCAA championship game, Tuesday night’s meeting will provide an early gauge of both rebuilt rosters’ national-title potential this season. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Surviving and thriving: Rae Carruth's son turns 16

In 1999, they tried to kill Chancellor Lee Adams before he was born. They conspired to commit murder – to shoot and kill his mother. That way the unborn baby’s life would end, too, and his father wouldn’t have to pay any child support. It was a horrific crime that altered Chancellor’s life forever and exposed us all to the dark side of professional sports. (Charlotte Observer)

FSU legend Warrick Dunn provides 145th home, furnished Clemson QB Deshaun Watson's childhood home

He did amazing things on the field, and he's continuing to do amazing things off of it. Warrick Dunn truly is a class act. Coincidentally, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson's family childhood home "which was furnished through the foundation of former Atlanta Falcons star Warrick Dunn, gave him a sense of place. It had a backyard. It was safe. It was home." (Tomahawk Nation)

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