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Georgia Tech extends open invite to Hurricane Irma evacuees for football home opener

Georgia has been one of the more popular shelter spots, naturally, and Georgia Tech is opening their gates to those seeking refuge in the area this weekend. The school has announced that it will offer free tickets to the football team’s home opener on Saturday against Jacksonville State to any Hurricane Irma evacuees. (The Comeback)

Hurricane Irma: Florida, Florida State, Miami among teams to cancel games

As Hurricane Irma is tracking its way through the Atlantic Ocean with a projected weekend landfall in Florida, schools are adjusting their Week 2 college schedules to allow fans and students to prepare for the storm. As schools make announcements, we'll update this post with the latest for each of the FBS programs in the projected path of the hurricane. (CBS Sports)

How Josh Rosen, and Jedd Fisch, delivered a pocket full of miracles in UCLA's amazing comeback win

Jedd Fisch repeated the mantra when things were at their bleakest. Drive down and score. Drive down and score. Trust the process, the UCLA offensive coordinator also told his players. Run the plays we call. Execute them the best you can. Josh Rosen was listening at a time when it would have been easy for the Bruins quarterback just to nod and do things his way. (Los Angeles Times)

Bilas: Solving the transfer question is easy - Let them play

There is no legitimate reason to restrict player transfers. None. I mean, what are we really talking about here? A student is leaving one school to attend another and participate in an extracurricular activity. That happens with non-athlete students all the time. In addition, the NCAA says that college athletics is just an avocation, a hobby. No other student is limited in where he or she can transfer. (ESPN.com)

Potential change to transfer rule has college coaches spooked, hypocritically

There is no indication anything is imminent or even in the process of being formally presented to the people who actually have the power to change NCAA rules. But that hasn't stopped college coaches from commenting on a report this week that members may someday vote to allow all Division-I transfers to be eligible to play immediately. (CBS Sports)

Villanova's 'Daddy Mass' Engineered the Shiniest of Shiny NCAA Tournament Moments

Rollie Massimino, who died Wednesday at the age of 82 after battling lung cancer and other illnesses, coached 1,278 college basketball games (he won 816 of then, including 481 at the Division I level) in a 41-year career that started at Stony Brook University on Long Island in 1969 when he was 35 years old and ended last winter at tiny Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida, when he was fighting for his life. (Sports Illustrated)

NCAA coaches loudly speaking out on potential transfer rule

Word leaked on Tuesday that the NCAA is reviewing a potential rule that would allow college basketball players to transfer one time without penalty if they met academic requirements. Let me make my stance clear: Allowing transfers to be immediately eligible would be detrimental to the sport. You can't convince me otherwise. It would be and create absolute, utter chaos. (Scout.com)

Here’s how close Georgia Tech came to beating Tennessee

There aren’t enough words to type in this blog post about how good Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall was on Monday night. In his team’s upset bid against No. 25 Tennessee, Marshall carried 44 times for 249 yards and a school-record five touchdowns. He was one of the best players in all of college football’s Week 1. But football’s a cruel sport. (SB Nation)

What to Make of the Red Sox’s Apple Watch Scandal

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox admitted to using an Apple Watch as part of a ploy to steal signs from opposing teams during recent home games, including those against their archrival, the New York Yankees. Yankees’ general manager, Brian Cashman, tipped off Major League Baseball officials to the spying; a brief investigation confirmed the allegations and yielded a confession. (The New Yorker)

Hurricane Irma: Concern over travel cancels Miami Hurricanes football game at Arkansas State

Because of concerns about Hurricane Irma‘s impact on South Florida, UM canceled Saturday’s game at Arkansas State. The game was to be played at 3:30 p.m. in Jonesboro, Ark. and televised on ESPNU. It will not be made up this season. The main issue in canceling the game is the potential difficulty the football team would face in returning to South Florida. (Palm Beach Post)

Jud Heathcote's mentoring, humor made him a pillar of Michigan State basketball

Tom Izzo couldn’t go a week without dropping Jud Heathcote’s name during an interview. He couldn’t go a day without talking to him. It seemed like it anyway. Heathcote cast that kind of shadow over the man he picked to replace him as Michigan State’s basketball coach when he retired in 1995. Heathcote, who won a national title coaching the Spartans in 1979, died Monday at the age of 90. (Detroit Free Press)

Sources: Major Proposed Shift In NCAA Transfer Rules

In a potentially paradigm-shifting proposal, the NCAA members may vote to allow all Division-I transfers to be eligible to play immediately. The only potential restrictions are that student-athletes would be asked to meet a minimum GPA, in order to transfer immediately, and that any additional transfer would require the student-athletes to sit out a full year. (247 Sports)

U.Va. athletic director Craig Littlepage retiring

Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage, who helped elevate Cavalier sports to new heights for 16 years, announced his retirement Tuesday. Littlepage is remaining on the job until a successor is appointed, a search that could well hinge on Virginia’s next president. Teresa Sullivan said in January that she will not serve beyond her contract, which expires in July. (Daily Press)

J.J. Watt all in on effort to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey

Before Harvey, J.J. Watt was arguably the most beloved athlete in Texas. With everything he's done to help respond to the devastating storm, the Texans' defensive star is now the most beloved person in the state. I spent that day watching Watt as he filled semi-trucks full of supplies and personally handed them out directly to the people of Houston most affected by Harvey. (NFL.com)

UAB staffer Tim Alexander walks onto Legion Field a decade after being paralyzed

The most important steps on Legion Field during UAB’s return to college football were by a man who wasn’t wearing cleats. He wasn’t a player, or a coach or even a referee. It was the school’s director of character development, Tim Alexander. Alexander was once a talented recruit at E. B. Erwin high school in Birmingham, Alabama back in 2006. (SB Nation)

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