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The Dos and Don'ts of Life on an NBA Bench

Rookies generally sit nearest the coaches, closer to half court, the equivalent of the front row of a classroom. The end of the bench is reserved for veterans, with the last seat typically viewed as the most desirable. "Usually the O.G. gets that seat." What players look for most are ways to occupy their time. "Twenty-five percent of the time it's like, Damn, this game is long." (Bleacher Report)

ECU starting QB Gardner Minshew leaves ECU for family matter

ECU senior starting quarterback Gardner Minshew has officially withdrawn from school to devote his full attention to a family matter in his home state of Mississippi, head coach Scottie Montgomery announced late Tuesday afternoon. “Our full support is for Gardner and his family during this time,” Montgomery said. “He's been an asset and leader in our program.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Proposal to let athletes transfer instantly after a coaching change picks up steam

Athletes would be allowed to transfer schools without restriction if their coach were fired or left for another job as part of sweeping proposal that is making its way through Division I. However, athletes would not be permitted to follow the departing coach to their new program. The proposal would also allow athletes to transfer without sitting out a season in the event of an NCAA postseason ban. (CBS Sports)

Miami guard Bruce Brown Jr. out six weeks with foot injury

Miami starting guard Bruce Brown Jr. injured his left foot in practice and is expected to miss six weeks, the school announced Tuesday. Brown was hurt Monday, and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday. The sophomore leads the team in minutes played, and ranks second on the team in scoring (11.4 ppg) and leads the team in rebounds, steals and assists. (ESPN.com)

FBI probe on NCAA basketball: Four months later, everyone's still holding breath

If you've wondered what's happened with the FBI's college basketball probe, there are a lot of coaches just like you. The most unexpected thing about the story that rocked the sport is how little has happened since September. No one's heard much of anything because no one's saying much of anything. That's the scare of a federal investigation. That's the power of the FBI. (CBS Sports)

John Calipari reacts to deadly shooting at Marshall County High School

Two 15-year-olds were killed and 18 more people were injured in a shooting Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. It’s the site of the annual Marshall County Hoopfest that several of John Calipari’s Kentucky players attend each fall. Calipari sat on the baseline of the Marshall County High School gym to watch prospects two months ago. (SEC Country)

Stone Cold Steve Austin And Vince McMahon Had A Final Confrontation On Raw 25

There are a lot of appropriate ways Raw’s 25th anniversary special could’ve started, but they picked the right one: WWE Raw creator Vince McMahon receiving a plaque from his children, complaining about the plaque for several minutes and generally running his mouth until Stone Cold Steve Austin appeared, put the fear of God in him and put him — and his son — down with Stone Cold Stunners. (UPROXX)

Mark Titus Believes Duke is Cheating Their A** Off

When Zion Williamson committed to Duke, most of the college basketball world saw Coach K transform the Blue Devils into the “cool” program. The Ringer’s Mark Titus said on Pardon my Take that he isn’t buying Coach K’s BS. Titus doesn’t believe Duke is suddenly cool. He thinks they are cheating. “I would just say that Duke has a very fine connection with the duffel bag industry.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)

NCAA president Mark Emmert was alerted to Michigan State sexual assault reports in 2010

Though the NCAA has announced its intention to open an investigation into Michigan State’s athletic department, it remains unclear what exactly the purview of the investigation would be. And, more importantly, why it’s taken so long to get involved. NCAA president Mark Emmert was specifically alerted in November 2010 to 37 reports involving Michigan State athletes sexually assaulting women. (The Athletic)

OTL: Michigan State secrets extend far beyond Larry Nassar case

An Outside the Lines investigation has found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of allegations by officials ranging from campus police to the Spartan athletic department, whose top leader, Mark Hollis, announced his retirement on Friday. The actions go well beyond the highly publicized case of former MSU athletic physician Larry Nassar. (ESPN.com)

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis resigns

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis resigned Friday, becoming the latest university official to step down from his post in the wake of the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal. "It's been an absolute honor to guide the Athletic Department for the last decade. That being said, today I am announcing my retirement," Hollis said in a statement released by the university. (ESPN.com)

Connecticut says NCAA investigating men's basketball program

The NCAA is investigating the Connecticut men's basketball program, the school said in a statement to Hearst Connecticut Media. "We are working closely with the NCAA enforcement division," UConn said in the statement to Hearst. Hearst cited two sources Thursday saying that Huskies coach Kevin Ollie's program is under investigation in the area of recruiting. (ESPN.com)

Jerome Lane's glass-shattering dunk still resonates 30 years later

For college basketball fans, the name “Jerome” conjures only one image, one person and one moment. The sequence of Pitt guard Sean Miller leading a fast break punctuated by a thunderous, backboard-shattering dunk from Jerome Lane lasted only three seconds, but that one play has displayed a staying power few in that moment could have anticipated. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns

Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University's first female president, resigned Wednesday night amid growing outcry over the university's handling of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. Her resignation comes the day Nassar, a former MSU sports medicine doctor, was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison in Ingham County Circuit Court. Simon, has headed the university since 2004. (MLive.com)

Former 5-star recruit, Kansas forward Carlton Bragg transfers to New Mexico

The New Mexico Lobos have added transfer Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-8 forward and former five-star recruit. Bragg spent the first two years of his college career at Kansas, where he averaged 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore. He then transferred to Arizona State where he lasted all of one semester before leaving. Bragg will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. (NBC Sports)

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