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ACC football schedule architect outlines process

Atlantic Coast Conference football fans welcomed Tuesday’s unveiling of the league’s 2016 schedule, but none more than its architect. Michael Strickland is the ACC’s senior associate commissioner for football, and this is his fourth year of building a schedule rooted in not only competitive balance but also the requests of schools and ESPN. (Daily Press)

Buddy Hield turned down NBA dream to live fairy tale at Oklahoma

Last April when Buddy Hield announced he would play a senior season for Oklahoma, he put his NBA dream on hold so he could, it turns out, live a college fairy tale. Hield said he was coming back to challenge Kansas for a Big 12 Conference championship. OU is tied for the league lead entering Tuesday night’s home game against Texas Tech and has a favorable conference schedule the rest of the way. (Tulsa World)

Facebook bodychecks ESPN with a bold new rival sports hub

Game on. Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Sports Stadium, its first shot at trying to provide the kind of real-time sports experience that is dominated by Twitter and ESPN. (Mashable)

Florida State reaches settlement with Jameis Winston accuser

Florida State University reached a settlement on Monday with Erica Kinsman, a former student who accused former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston of rape. The $950,000 lump sum payment is the largest ever Title IX discrimination settlement to a single plaintiff claiming a university's "indifference" to a sexual assault, according to the Boulder, Colorado-based law firm representing Kinsman, Hutchison Black and Cook. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Tom Izzo gets the bear hug of his life from a fired-up Matt Costello

Michigan State — in highlighter green uniforms — beat Maryland on Saturday, 74-65. After the victory, forward Matt Costello was really really really happy. He had a great game with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and he had several strong plays down the stretch. With pure joy, the 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward walks up to Tom Izzo, lifts him up off the ground, twirls him around, then sets him down and affectionately rubs his head. (USA Today)

Clemson's Dabo Swinney goes sledding with recruits and players

Did you really think a blizzard could slow down Dabo Swinney? Winter Storm Jonas is plowing up the East Coast this weekend and Clemson was closed on Friday while the area remains under a winter storm warning. But that didn’t seem to matter to Clemson’s players or recruits who were in town when the head coach went to the top of the famous hill in Death Valley with his sled. (ESPN.com)

Duquesne basketball team finally home after being stranded nearly 24 hours in blizzard

The Duquesne men's basketball is finally home. The team announced late Saturday night that the team was back in Pittsburgh over 30 hours after leaving. The Dukes played at George Mason in Fairfax, Va., on Friday afternoon, one day earlier than originally scheduled due to the snow storm on the East Coast. The team bus got stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the way back after the game. (USA Today)

Video: 'Keep Pounding' more than words to the Panthers

In an emotional speech in 2005, former Panthers player and coach Sam Mills told his team to "Keep Pounding." The phrase has since become the team's mantra and as much a part of Carolina's culture as its mascot. (ESPN.com)

Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds transferring to Maryland

Trey Edmunds is going to be a Terrapin after all. Four years after the University of Maryland heavily recruited the former Dan River High School star to follow in his father’s footsteps, Edmunds has decided to transfer from Virginia Tech to Maryland for his final season of eligibility. (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo tragically lost his parents but gained a nation of support

The last place Emmanuel Omogbo saw his father alive was the same place where he remembers seeing him for the first time. Omogbo, a 6-foot-8, Nigerian-born power forward for Colorado State, was at home in Maryland over Christmas break. He spent a few nights in Chillum, basking in a chance to take a break from basketball and to relax. (CBS Sports)

Butler's video tribute and moment of silence for Andrew Smith

Prior to the game, Butler put on a video tribute and held a moment of silence for Smith, who graduated in 2013 as an Academic All-American and a player who helped the program to three NCAA Tournament trips in his four seasons, including back-to-back runs to the national championship game in 2010 and 2011....At halftime, Sam Smith did the incredible: she took the microphone, stood at center court and addressed the crowd. (CBS Sports)

ESPN president John Skipper sees bright future with cable and streaming audiences

President John Skipper has been able to stay largely out of the media as the ESPN engine hummed along. Now, with growing concerns over the way ESPN will maintain it’s dominance in the face of changing consumption patterns and growing competition, he’s speaking publicly about how ESPN will face the challenges ahead in order to quell fears. (Awful Announcing)

Carolina Panthers game gives 8-year-old girl a gift she’ll never forget

Her stunned expression lit up millions of television screens and widened the smiles of thousands of Carolina Panthers fans. Pink-hatted and wide-eyed, 8-year-old Isabella Bottomley jumped up and down, cradling the football as if it were a newborn baby. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart had just handed her the ball he used to score Sunday’s first touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. (Charlotte Observer)

Antwaan Randle El backtracks, is 'in no way dying'

Former NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El made headlines Tuesday after he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he suffered memory loss, could barely walk down stairs and, if he had to do it over again, he would not have played football. But he backtracked on those comments Wednesday. Appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show," he said, “I’m in no way dying" or "keeling over." He said his knees, ankles and feet hurt, but that's just part of playing football. (Sporting News)

Bulls greats pay their respects at Johnny Bach's funeral

Ex-teammates hugged each other and traded basketball stories. Former coaches showed family pictures to one another. Johnny Bach would’ve loved the celebration of his life Wednesday at Old St. Patrick’s Church, which touched on all his passions -- family, basketball, painting, his Naval Academy service. Bach, 91, the dashing defensive-minded assistant coach on the Bulls’ first three-peat team, passed away Monday following complications from a stroke. (Chicago Tribune)

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