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Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher head back to West Virginia to help flooding relief efforts

A couple of championship-winning head coaches with West Virginia roots are heading back to their home state to assist with relief efforts from recent severe flooding. In separate tweets, Alabama and Florida State announced they would be accepting full uniform donations from local high schools in their respective state. (CBS Sports)

Georgia Southern football staffers did classwork for players in 2 pretty bold ways, NCAA finds

Georgia Southern football is going to face minor sanctions beginning in 2016. On Thursday, the NCAA ruled two GSU staff members gave student-athletes "impermissible academic assistance" when the program allowed three football players to submit coursework they had not completed as their own. (SB Nation)

Calvin Johnson talks retirement, says he was fed up with football

For anyone still wondering why Calvin Johnson retired in March after nine NFL seasons, the answer was right there on his right ring finger Saturday. Nearly six months after he played his last football game and four months after he filed paperwork officially ending what should be a Hall-of-Fame career, Calvin Johnson showed up for his annual youth football camp at L’Anse Creuse High School wearing the same finger splint he donned as a player. (Detroit Free Press)

Video: Four-star RB Khalon Laborn commits to FSU with Lamborghini announcement

Four-star running back Khalon Laborn announced his pledge to FSU’s 2017 recruiting class by pulling up in a Lamborghini during The Opening event at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon on Friday. The charcoal-colored luxury vehicle was equipped with decals of a FSU logo on the hood, and Seminole spears on the doors. (Tallahassee Democrat)

For swimmer Kathleen Baker, 19, road to Olympics ran between Winston-Salem, Charlotte

At 19, Kathleen Baker stands as the youngest member of SwimMAC Carolina to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team. The Winston-Salem native qualified second in the women’s 100 backstroke Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb., swimming her personal-best time at exactly the right moment. (Charlotte Observer)

Four things to know about the Michigan-Notre Dame football game renewal

Reports originally began surfacing on Wednesday night, and on Thursday afternoon, the news became official: Michigan and Notre Dame are getting back together. Yes, that's right, after a somewhat contentious breakup back in 2012, and a finalized divorce in 2014, these two lovebirds have decided to give it another shot. (CBS Sports)

Video: Vin Scully remembers first impression of Sandy Koufax

It's a thrill for Vin Scully at this time each year when the Dodgers invite former players back to Dodger Stadium for the Old-Timer's Game. With a certain lefty in the building, it reminded Scully of the first time he saw one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. "I must be the worst baseball scout in the whole world," Scully said. "I'll tell you why. It has to do with Sandy Koufax." (True Blue LA)

Tennessee settles football sexual assault lawsuit for $2.48 million

The lawsuit brought against the University of Tennessee by eight women over alleged sexual assaults committed by football players at the school has been settled for $2.48 million. The suit alleged that the school had created a "hostile sexual environment" that favored student-athletes. (CBS Sports)

Conference Commissioners Announce Agreement for Changes in How Much Time Students Play Sports

The commissioners of the five autonomy conferences today announced an agreement in concept on changes they will propose that are intended to give students who play sports more time off. The purpose of the changes is to rebalance the student experience between athletics and campus life, providing students with more time to focus on other college interests. (The ACC)

Major League Baseball's visit to Fort Bragg draws raves

Major League Baseball appears to have hit a home run Sunday with the game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Fort Bragg. The Marlins beat the Braves 5-2 in the ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast, but the match-up of National League foes far transcended the sports pages. Those fortunate enough to get tickets to the game - along with military and political leaders in the crowd - had praise for MLB's expression of gratitude to service members. (Fayetteville Observer)

Juan Dixon no longer a special assistant for Maryland basketball

Juan Dixon's time with the Maryland basketball coaching staff has ended. Dixon, who came to College Park out of Calvert Hall in 1997 as a 145-pound redshirt freshman and led the Terps to their only national championship five years later, will not have his position renewed as special assistant to coach Mark Turgeon. The decision was reached amicably, though it was not by Dixon’s choice. (Baltimore Sun)

Syracuse hires ESPN executive, Orange alum John Wildhack as new athletic director

Syracuse University will hire ESPN executive John Wildhack as the school's new athletic director, responding to Mark Coyle's abbreviated tenure by bringing in an alumnus with tight ties to the school. Wildhack was previously working as ESPN's vice president for programming and production, and has significant experience in both areas with the company. (Syracuse.com)

Brandon Ingram continuing Kinston, N.C.’s tradition of success

Ingram, of course, was an All-ACC performer for the Blue Devils. Jerry Stackhouse and Reggie Bullock starred for the North Carolina Tar Heels before going on to the NBA. Charles Shackleford was a standout at N.C. State and played for the Charlotte Hornets. Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell played at UNC Charlotte and had his jersey retired by the Boston Celtics. (Today's U)

Starting nose tackle Zeek Rodney to take leave of absence from Wake football team

Zeek Rodney, who started all 12 games for the Wake Forest football team last year, will take a leave of absence from the Deacons during the upcoming 2016 season. No reason was given for the move, which was announced on Tuesday. He is expected to return to the program in 2017. “Zeek has some personal issues that he is currently addressing,” said coach Dave Clawson. (Wilmington Star News)

Bob Harris to Retire as Voice of the Blue Devils

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Harris, the “Voice of the Blue Devils” for the past four decades, will retire from his post following the 2016-17 men’s basketball season. Harris, who will retire as the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in the history of the ACC, will make a public announcement Wednesday, July 6 at a noon press conference in Cameron Indoor Stadium. (GoDuke.com)

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