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NC State baseball coach ejected from tournament game after perfect spin move

In the 3rd inning of NC State's critical loser's bracket NCAA Tournament game against Coastal Carolina, NC State head baseball coach Elliott Avent was upset with the overall interpretation of the strike zone after a walk loaded the bases for the Chanticleers. When another official tried to separate Avent from the umpire, the coach pulled off a textbook spin move. (WRAL Sports Fan)

After 35 years of 'Football Friday,' Tom Suiter to retire

They say all good things must come to an end. After 35 years of hosting "Football Friday" during the fall and presenting the "Extra Effort Award" to deserving student-athletes, longtime WRAL-TV sports anchor Tom Suiter is retiring. Since the 1980s, Suiter has hosted a high school football highlights show that set the standard for high school football coverage. (High School OT)

2016 NBA Draft: Five second round steals who could serve as valuable role players

Over the last five years, the NBA Draft's second round has become an invaluable resource for acquiring good players on long-term cheap contracts. One only has to look at 2011 for Isaiah Thomas and Chandler Parsons, 2012 for Draymond Green, 2013 for Allen Crabbe, 2014 for Nikola Jokic, and 2015 for Norman Powell. This season is going to be no different. (CBS Sports)

Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

Legendary heavyweight champion and social icon Muhammad Ali has died, a family spokesman said late Friday. He was 74. Ali had been hospitalized in the Phoenix area this week with respiratory issues. Ali's funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, spokesman Bob Gunnell said in the statement. Ali's death reaches far beyond the sport of boxing. (ESPN.com)

Hype and enthusiasm for Lovie Smith not unfounded at Illinois

A 45-minute press conference in March was all it took for Lovie Smith to refurbish a sense of excitement and anticipation for Illinois football. On March 7th, athletic director Josh Whitman introduced the fresh face of the program. Just 48 hours later, the Illini ticket office had sold about 2,000 new season tickets. Immediately, the expectation level had shifted. (Today's U)

11-year-old Cowboys fan clinches spelling bee championship, celebrates like Dez Bryant

Nihar is in the 5th grade. Nihar is only 11. Nihar can spell all the words in the dictionary correctly and Dez Bryant is his favorite athlete. So he did the Dez Bryant celebration after he won the Spelling Bee. This kid rules. Just awesome. Dez loved it too. (SB Nation)

Texas Baseball Coach Augie Garrido Steps Aside

Augie Garrido, the winningest baseball coach in NCAA history, has accepted a position as special assistant to the athletic director, stepping down as Texas’ head baseball coach after 20 seasons. After needing to win the Big 12 Conference tournament to make regionals last year, many believed Garrido entered the 2016 season on the hot seat. (Baseball America)

Small player from small college defies gravity with unbelievable dunks

A 6-foot-2 guy from Colby College -- a small Division III liberal arts school in the middle of Maine -- is college basketball's latest viral sensation. That's because this guy, Pat Dickert, can dunk from the foul line. A legit foul-line dunk. No half-a-foot in front of the stripe. A full-on leap from 15 feet -- and a clean dunk. The video is taking off, just like Dickert does. (CBS Sports)

2016 a defining year for Dave Doeren at NC State

In an industry that usually demands immediate results, four years is about all you get to install the new system and bring in the right type of recruits. Any issues with the culture can’t be pinned on the previous coach at that point. That’s the situation that NC State coach Dave Doeren faces going into 2016. (Today's U)

Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles at Baylor on interim basis

Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe on an interim basis to replace Art Briles. Grobe, 64, takes over a Baylor program that has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault and other violence involving several players. Last week, Baylor suspended Briles with intent to terminate and stripped chancellor Kenneth Starr of his title of university president. (ESPN.com)

Best eats in the ACC: A list of places to dine from Syracuse to Miami

Franklin Street is the center of Chapel Hill's college town scene. But it isn't the only place to find a good meal at that end of the Research Triangle. Sutton's Drug Store: A breakfast and lunch operation, Sutton's is a Chapel Hill fixture and a solid choice to find a tasty sub-$10 meal. The actual drug store portion moved down the street in 2014. (Syracuse.com)

Mark Richt to Drop $1 Million of His Own Money on New Hurricanes Facilities

New Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt didn't come to Miami to build his resume; he didn't come simply for a paycheck; and he didn't come to mess around. He came to rebuild a legacy, and in case anyone doubted that, Richt reportedly plans to donate $1 million of his own money to the school in order to build a new indoor practice facility. (Miami New Times)

R.I.P. Doug Rhoads, the ref who changed college football

Football-wise, Rhoads will be remembered as a groundbreaker in how college football is officiated. He pushed training and evaluation processes into the digital age. He streamlined the oft bogged down communication lines between coaches and officials. (ESPN.com)

Video: 4th Grade Point Guard Christian Jones is the Future

Christian Jones is a 4th grader who runs with the Nightrydas Elite 2024 squad who won the national championship last season. Jones has a wicked handle, can pull up from anywhere on the court, and uses his court vision to find open teammates. View Video...

Oregon is a title contender because two of its best players pulled out of the NBA Draft

Our own Jon Rothstein reported on Wednesday morning that Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey have officially withdrawn their names from the NBA pool and will instead head back to Eugene to play for the Ducks in 2016-17. Obviously this is huge news for the Ducks, and this will have clear Pac-12 implications. Oregon would not have been a preseason top 25 team if Brooks and Dorsey left. But they're both back. (CBS Sports)

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