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Kirby Smart watches UGA break SEC record for spring game attendance

Georgia's Kirby Smart wanted to make a splash in his first spring game as his alma mater's head coach, and the Bulldogs' fan base delivered in Saturday's G-Day game at Sanford Stadium. Georgia broke the SEC record for spring game attendance, with 93,000 fans watching the White team defeat the Red team, 34-14. (ESPN.com)

Wake Forest adds second graduate transfer in as many days

For the second straight day, Danny Manning has added a graduate transfer to his Wake Forest basketball team. Central Florida’s Matt Williams will join the Deacons next season and will be eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.9 minutes per game for the Knights last season. He started 18 games. (Wilmington Star News)

ESPN's Jay Bilas brings heat on NCAA

The effort to get the NCAA to compensate athletes hasn’t stalled – it's just getting started, according to Jay Bilas. Bilas, an ESPN college basketball analyst and former Duke player and assistant coach, spoke at Elon University’s law school Monday. “Sadly, the wheels of justice turn slowly in civil and in criminal matters,” said Bilas, an attorney. (Greensboro News & Record)

Wake Forest basketball adds fifth-year graduate transfer

With seniors Devin Thomas and Codi Miller-McIntyre having graduated and no returning scholarship upperclassmen on next year’s roster, Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning has moved to fill the leadership void with the addition of a fifth-year graduate transfer. Austin Arians is a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game at Milwaukee last season. (Wilmington Star News)

Boston College couldn't even score a touchdown in its own dang spring game

In 2015, Boston College's offense was aggressively bad. They never scored more than 17 points against an FBS opponent, were shut out by Florida State and Wake Forest, and lost a 9-7 game to Duke. They were so bad that in spite of a defense that ranked amongst the top 5 in the nation according to S&P+, they went 0-8 in ACC play. They were really good at defense, and so, so bad at offense. (SB Nation)

Donald Trump asks 'How's Joe Paterno?' during a rally in Pittsburgh

Donald Trump was either trying to say something that didn't come out quite right or was very misinformed when he asked a crowd in Pittsburgh "How's Joe Paterno?" Paterno, of course, died in 2012. Trump has tweeted about Paterno before and claims to have known him personally, making the comment on Wednesday even more odd. (SB Nation)

Bobby Petrino gets new $30.625 million deal from Louisville

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino received a new seven-year deal to remain with the Cardinals through 2023, the university announced Thursday. The contract is worth $30.625 million and averages $4.375 million per season, beginning July 1, 2017. (ESPN.com)

Chris Beard hired by Texas Tech after short stay at UNLV

The Chris Beard era at UNLV did not last long. Nineteen days after the former Arkansas-Little Rock coach accepted the gig, he left Friday for Texas Tech — a job that opened in the interim when Tubby Smith went to Memphis. Beard had been an assistant at Texas Tech for a decade from 2001-11. (USA Today)

Kirby Smart, Georgia football can hide behind new Georgia law

Athletic departments of Georgia's public universities will now have 90 days to respond to open records requests instead of the three they had been allowed after governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 323 on Monday. That's longer than any other state — 75 days longer than any other SEC school — and will allow the University of Georgia to be far less transparent. (Sporting News)

UW-Milwaukee radio man Bill Johnson quits in epic Instagram rant

Bill Johnson has called Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball games since the late 1990s. But no more. Johnson announced on Thursday night, via his Instagram account, that he was done. "I would say it's taking the last life boat off the Titanic, but that would be unfair to the crew of the Titanic. Never have so many competent, talented people been run off by such a talentless group of entitled bureaucrats." (CBS Sports)

NBA approves on-jersey advertising program

The NBA announced Friday that the board of governors has approved a three-year pilot program to allow teams to sell a corporate logo on their jerseys. Teams can now start pitching companies on buying a 2.5-by-2.5-inch space as the NBA becomes the first of the four major U.S. sports leagues to put ads on regular game-day jerseys. NBA teams had been wearing advertising logos on practice jerseys. (ESPN.com)

Thon Maker being ruled draft-eligible highlights potential loophole

Thon Maker just revealed a loophole that NBA and NCAA officials probably would have preferred remained closed. The skilled 7-footer found a way to bypass the one-and-done rule and go straight from prep school to the NBA. Under the current NBA collective bargaining agreement, draft-eligible prospects not defined as international players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and at least one year removed from graduating high school. (Yahoo! Sports)

College basketball transfer trend an overblown topic

The numbers are alarming. And somewhat misleading. More than 700 Division I men's basketball players transferred last year. The total rises annually, and this offseason already has been eventful. Duke announced the departure of point guard Derryck Thornton on Sunday, giving the Blue Devils something in common with N.C. State, Wake Forest and Campbell. With UNC an exception, local schools are losing players left and right. (Fayetteville Observer)

9 North Carolina Baseball Facts You Might Not Know

Modern baseball was introduced to North Carolina during the Civil War, when Union troops played the game as prisoners at a camp in Salisbury. After the war, the game’s popularity spread throughout our state. By 1900, amateur and semi-professional baseball teams could be found in most North Carolina towns. About 400 major league players were born in North Carolina. (BCBSNC.com)

Tubby Smith introduced as 'most accomplished coach' in Memphis Tigers history

After he was introduced today at FedExForum as the University of Memphis' 18th head basketball coach, Tubby Smith was presented a key to the city by Memphis mayor Jim Strickland. Such are the perks of being the Tigers coach in a basketball-centric city. "I want you to know this opens every door in Memphis for you. We're very excited to have you," Strickland said to a round of applause. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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