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Brad Brownell returning for eighth season at Clemson

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell is returning for an eighth season. Brownell's status was in question following a 17-16 season. Clemson was 6-12 in the ACC and lost at home in the NIT to Oakland to end the season. Brownell took the Tigers to the NCAA tournament in his first season in 2010. Clemson has not returned to the NCAA tournament since. (ESPN.com)

NCAA’s political stance on HB2 played a role in Duke’s loss on Sunday

Duke did not lose because the NCAA’s politics. Duke lost because they were a flawed basketball team and South Carolina exploited those flaws. They played in Greenville, South Carolina, because the NCAA decided to move all of their events out of North Carolina due to the discriminatory House Bill 2. And that, in turn, gave the Gamecocks a slight home court advantage. (NBC Sports)

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found

The NFL and FBI went hunting for a stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey, and instead found two. The NFL confirmed that Brady’s stolen Super Bowl LI jersey had been found on foreign soil, and added that they had also found the quarterback’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey during the investigation. “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media.” (New York Post)

Wife of Wichita State coach asked to leave court area after game for shouting and cursing

Wichita State saw its season end in dramatic fashion Sunday against Kentucky. The wife of Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall apparently didn’t take the loss too well. Lynn Marshall was asked to leave the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court area about 10 minutes after the final horn for cursing and shouting. Arena security paid Lynn Marshall three visits during the game. (Yahoo! Sports)

Coach K, Allen, Tatum Post-South Carolina Loss Press Conference Transcript

There's a lot of red eyes in the locker room. What do you say in the locker room after a stunner like that? Coach K: I told them I love these guys. I'm proud of them. I'm disappointed that we didn't win tonight. You all keep talking about expectations. I mean, look, a lot of these kids were just hurt at the start of the year and whatever. And they never used it as an excuse. (ASAP Sports)

Here are 8 deliciously sad Duke faces for your enjoyment

Duke fans, don’t read this. Duke haters, hello. This post is for you. Here are six deliciously sad Duke fans and a couple of jubilant "Carolina" fans as the No. 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils lost 88-81 to No. 7 seeded South Carolina on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament second round in Greenville, S.C. Duke lost so the rest of us could live. (SB Nation)

Jim Boeheim gets contract extension to stay as Syracuse coach

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has received an extension to coach beyond the 2017-18 season. The extension of the veteran coach's contract came as a result of Mike Hopkins, Syracuse's head coach designate, leaving the university to take over as the head coach at the University of Washington. Boeheim had planned on stepping down following the 2017-18 season. (Syracuse.com)

Protesters fly Confederate flag outside NCAA games in South Carolina

Protesters flew a large Confederate flag near the site of two NCAA Tournament games in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday. The protesters arrived Sunday morning, raising the flags from the back of pickup trucks before moving them to the top of a parking garage. No. 2 seed Duke plays seventh-seeded South Carolina, while No. 1 seed North Carolina plays Eighth-seeded Arkansas. (Sporting News)

Washington to hire Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as new head coach

Washington will hire Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins as its new head men's basketball coach. Hopkins, who played collegiately at Syracuse, has served on the Orange basketball staff for 21 years. He filled the role of interim coach for Syracuse when Jim Boeheim was suspended during the 2015-16 season. Last week, the Huskies fired coach Lorenzo Romar. (Sports Illustrated)

The best and worst of everything from March Madness Day 3

The first two days of the 2017 NCAA tournament may not have provided that, but Saturday’s slate of second-round action at least gave us one of those things. The third day of the Big Dance gave us our first No. 1 seed going down, our first double-digit seed advancing to week two, and our biggest officiating controversy to date. There was a lot of good, a lot of bad, and a little bit of weird. (SB Nation)

Caleb Swanigan: From obesity and homeless shelters to the big time

Throughout his youth, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan floated between unstable housing situations and homeless shelters, back and forth between Indianapolis and Utah, as his mother, Tanya, tried to stabilize her life with six children, all while his father, Carl Swanigan Sr., wrestled with a crack-cocaine addiction. Swanigan developed a complicated relationship with food. (ESPN.com)

Former Florida State DB Myron Rolle to Begin Harvard Neurosurgery Residency in July

Former Florida State standout Myron Rolle has accepted a neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. The 30-year-old played safety for the Seminoles before obtaining a master's degree in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford. The Titans selected him with the final pick in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft, but he never played a professional snap. (Bleacher Report)

Seminoles' Hamilton to receive extension after 26-win season

The Florida State men's basketball team's season ended with a thud Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but FSU athletics director Stan Wilcox said that doesn't diminish what was a tremendous season for the Seminoles. Wilcox confirmed to Warchant that he and head coach Leonard Hamilton already had agreed "orally" on a contract extension. (Warchant.com)

Nigel Hayes says he used Michael Jordan spin-back on game-winning play against Villanova

Nigel Hayes has been a constant part of the NCAA Tournament in his four-year career at Wisconsin. He added to that collection on Saturday, scoring the game winning bucket to knock of reigning champion Villanova in the second round. Hayes said he went with the Michael Jordan spin-back move, scoring a reverse lay-in along the baseline with 11 seconds remaining, putting the Badgers up 64-62. (NBC Sports)

Illinois hires Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood as next head coach

Illinois has hired Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood as the team's next head basketball coach. Underwood was only at Oklahoma State for one season and received a $35,000 bonus for making the NCAA Tournament. He signed a five-year deal worth $6.3 million when he accepted the Cowboys' job after leaving Stephen F. Austin. He earned $1 million in his first season. (Sports Illustrated)

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