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Stock Watch: Winners and losers of the 2016 NBA Draft Combine

The post-NBA Draft Combine period is filled with overreaction, misinformation and focus on things away from the floor. It's still worth noting players who helped themselves and players who could have performed better. For the winners, we're generally talking about a bump in ranking that isn't particularly big but can be the difference between a first- and second-round pick. (CBS Sports)

Dino Babers adds intrigue at Syracuse, but will he also add wins?

Dino Babers searches for a way to properly contextualize all he believes about his new regime at Syracuse, but it’s tough. How does he explain a system he’s purposefully worked to keep undefined, unexpected? What he wants to do at Syracuse is grandiose. He wants to take one of college football’s most tradition-rich but least-interesting programs (at least for the last decade) and make it relevant. (ESPN.com)

Athletes take on larger role at ACC governance meetings

Student representatives from ACC schools were on hand for this week’s spring meetings – a first for the conference – as the athletes took on a greater role in providing a voice on decisions that ultimately affected their lives. Two members from each school were on hand this week representing both the league’s NCAA Autonomy Committee as well as SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee). (Orlando Sentinel)

ACC in wait-and-see mode regarding championships in North Carolina

ACC commissioner John Swofford said his conference isn’t ready to pull its championship games from North Carolina because of the state’s House Bill 2, but it's watching the developments closely. House Bill 2 (HB2) has become a contentious topic around the country and has sparked many companies and performers to take their business out of the state. (Yahoo! Sports)

'Believeland' ESPN 30 for 30 doc examines Cleveland's deep sports passion

Like so many kids growing up in Ohio, Andy Billman learned to love Cleveland's sports teams. And to have his heart broken. But true to the passion of a proud city whose long-suffering fans haven't celebrated a major professional championship since 1964, the director of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary chronicling Cleveland's half-century of sports misery has undying hope a title will come. One day. (Associated Press)

Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took. All 30,699 of them

Kobe Bryant's 30,699th and final field goal came from 19 feet with 31 seconds left against the Utah Jazz. During his 20 years with the Lakers, he fired up more than 30,000 shots, including the regular season and playoffs. (Los Angeles Times)

Kansas forward Cheick Diallo to keep name in NBA draft pool

Cheick Diallo told ESPN he will sign with an agent and leave Kansas after just one season. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Diallo came to Kansas as one of the most heralded freshmen in the country, but his short stint with the Jayhawks never got on track. The NCAA suspended him five games to open the season for receiving a limited amount of impermissible benefits. (ESPN.com)

Meetings light in details of planned ACC network

The ACC's gathering stood in stark contrast to last week's Big 12 meetings. No perceived infighting, no tailspin of rumors. John Swofford's ability to keep the conference athletic directors on message and give interviews that are long on words but little in substance are the reasons I dubbed him the "Ninja Commissioner" years ago. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ESPN, Verizon settle 'skinny bundle' lawsuit

ESPN and Verizon Communications said Tuesday that they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit over Verizon’s “skinny bundle” TV initiative, clearing a path for pay-TV providers to experiment with new ways of selling TV channels. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the settlement. Verizon, which markets its pay-TV service under the FiOS brand, said it hasn’t changed its bundles and will continue to sell them. (USA Today)

Dayton Flyers basketball player Steve McElvene dies at 20

University of Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene died Thursday at 20, the school announced. A spokesperson for the Allen County (Ind.) Coroners Office said McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy was expected to be conducted Thursday. McElvene was a 6-foot-11 center from New Haven High School, just east of Fort Wayne. (Dayton Daily News)

NC State baseball coach misses trip to Louisville after snake bite

NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent didn't travel for a series at Louisville after being bit by a venomous snake. A copperhead bit Avent on the right ankle outside his home Wednesday night as he pulled his dog away from the snake, which also bit the dog. Avent was treated at a hospital until early Thursday but addressed the team later in the day. The dog was treated and is OK. (Associated Press)

ACC Football Will Feature Collaborative Instant Replay in 2016

Collaborative instant replay will be in place for all home games involving ACC football member schools, as well as Notre Dame, during the 2016 season. The ACC will allow replay officials situated in the conference office in Greensboro to participate in every review discussion with the on-site referee and replay official via their headset communication system. (The ACC)

ACC Dilemma: Will a Network Work?

For many in the league, there was hope that in the coming years, the league could team up with ESPN to form the ACC Network. An SEC Network was already in the works, as was the Texas-centric Longhorn Network. Six years later, the ACC's decision-makers are back at Amelia Island for spring meetings and the ACC Network is only slightly more real than Boise State's national title aspirations in the playoff era. (Sports on Earth)

Miami coach Mark Richt goes in-depth on calling plays, coaching QB Brad Kaaya

Mark Richt is excited about being a hands-on offensive coach again, but he’s not scouring all corners of the country, digging into textbooks and spending bleary-eyed nights trying to develop new plays. He has more than enough in his repertoire. “There’s really nothing new under the sun,” he said, sitting down Thursday in a conference room at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando before speaking to a sold-out room of 250 UM boosters. (Palm Beach Post)

Dwayne Washington, Jr., on famous father's legacy, Pearl All-Stars, Amazing Race

They talked basketball, naturally. They attended Brooklyn Nets games, Philadelphia 76ers games. They watched games on television. They went out to eat. "We didn't really do anything too crazy," Dwayne Washington, Jr., said last week in Brooklyn. "We just enjoyed being in each other's company. We had fun talking about anything." (Syracuse.com)

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