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Duke's Amile Jefferson injures same foot that ailed him last year

Duke escaped on Saturday with a 93-82 win over Boston College. But they didn't come out completely unscathed. Senior center Amile Jefferson suffered an apparent foot injury in the first half. Jefferson missed most of last season with a right foot injury. It is believed that Jefferson injured the same foot that he fractured last season, although Duke has not confirmed that. (CBS Sports)

ACC likely to move championship from NC again if law remains

ACC Commissioner John Swofford says the conference is likely to move its football championship game out of Charlotte again if a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people is not repealed or adjusted. Swofford gave no timetable Sunday for a decision on whether to relocate the 2017 game but he did say the conference will not wait as long as it did last year to move the game. (Associated Press)

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season. This should be surprising only to those who have sat alone in a dark room over the past four years. It is indisputable how much better the ACC is today than it was just a few seasons ago. After Florida State beat Auburn to win the national championship to end the 2013 season, the narrative started to shift, albeit slowly. (ESPN.com)

College football lost a legend in LaVell Edwards

LaVell Edwards finally served a Mormon mission when he was 72 years old. While there, he ended up building something. He couldn't help it. Normally, heading off on a mission is an activity reserved for the young. During his 29 seasons as the head football coach at Brigham Young University, the unofficial epicenter of the Mormon world, Edwards had perpetually juggled his depth charts to accommodate the mission trips of his players. (ESPN.com)

Video: Is This Another Trip Attempt by Grayson Allen?

Grayson Allen served a one-game suspension for repeatedly tripping opponents. In his second game back, he became momentarily entangled with Boston College’s Connar Tava after the Golden Eagles forward set a screen. Allen definitely raised his leg. Because everything he does now will be intensely scrutinized, there’s sure to be great debate as to if he was trying to trip Tava. (The Big Lead)

Before Coach K leaves, he wanted Grayson Allen back

On the right was Mike Krzyzewski, sitting back in his chair, shoulders slightly hunched, not speaking, his face just this side of uncomfortable grimace. On the left was Jeff Capel, his associate head coach, leaning in, locked in, barking orders and thoughts to the out-of-frame Blue Devils who had just taken the court. Grayson Allen was among them. (ESPN.com)

JuCo Quarterback Commits to Virginia Tech

When Georgia product Malik Willis flipped from Virgnia Tech to Auburn in December, it opened a spot at quarterback for the Hokies. That especially became a need after this year’s starter, Jerod Evans, declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. Former Nebraska signal-caller A.J. Bush has been brought in from the junior college ranks to further solidify Tech’s outlook at the position. (ACC Sports Journal)

Even Dick Vitale surprised by Grayson Allen’s brief suspension

You know something is off when even Duke homer Dick Vitale is surprised by something emanating from the Blue Devils’ program. Many observers were surprised to see that Grayson Allen’s previously termed “indefinite” suspension for repeated tripping incidents only lasted one game. (Larry Brown Sports)

A glimpse inside the world of ESPN college football analysts

Many fans watching TV at home don't realize they're not hearing a lot of what a college football analyst is saying during a game - even while a play is developing. By pressing what's known as a talk-back button up in the booth, a color commentator like Kirk Herbstreit can talk directly with the production crew while muting his broadcast sound. Viewers never hear a thing. (AL.com)

Pets, Car Repairs and Mom: How College Football Players Use Their Stipends

How college football players use their stipend money is up to them. Before his car repair, Clemson safety Van Smith used part of his to cover the $100 fee his younger brother needed to play football at his high school. Tigers right guard Tyrone Crowder said he spent some of his on a pet but, unable to keep a cat or dog where he lives, he bought a fish tank instead. (New York Times)

Uber driver unknowingly trashed Mack Brown's coaching skills in front of Mack Brown

One of the more fun things about this college football season has been the working bromance of ESPN’s Adam Amin and Mack Brown. They share the booth on Friday night games most prominently, and they genuinely seem to get along. Brown, of course, coached at Texas, winning the school’s fourth national championship. But it certainly went sour at the end in Austin, and one Texas Uber driver still isn’t a fan. (SB Nation)

Chris Berman to step down as host of ESPN's NFL Countdown, Home Run Derby

Chris Berman, the voice of baseball's Home Run Derby since its inception, will no longer broadcast the midsummer staple and will also step away from significant NFL studio duties, he confirmed in an interview with Sports Business Journal. Berman, 61, will also step aside as host of ESPN's NFL Countdown, Prime Time and Monday Night Countdown. (USA Today)

USC’s last-second win over Penn State was everything that’s great about the Rose Bowl

The Rose is Football Disney World, down to the armies of pleasant professionals who have two jobs: maintaining perfect order and ensuring Wonderful Experiences. If you’re here for work, you’ll eventually break your habit of apologizing for being in the way, once you realize how many people are mobilized to collect trash you didn’t even yet realize you’d produced. (SB Nation)

N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb will return for senior season

Fresh off a bowl triumph that sent it into the offseason with momentum, N.C. State's football program received more positive news Tuesday when junior defensive end Bradley Chubb announced he'll return for the 2017 season. Chubb, a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer this season, ranked fourth nationally in tackles for loss with 22. (Fayetteville Observer)

Duke’s Grayson Allen’s ‘indefinite’ suspension lasted all of one game

Well, Mike Krzyzewski did say this was among the range of possibilities. Shortly after the Duke coach announced in December that Grayson Allen would receive an “indefinite” suspension for his odd habit of tripping opponents, he told Dan Patrick, “Maybe it’s one game. I don’t know that right now. Maybe it’s three. Maybe it’s two weeks.” (Washington Post)

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