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Miami taking fresh look at Butch Davis

A Miami official who was close with former president Donna Shalala said it was obvious speaking to her that she felt strongly that Butch Davis should not be considered if the UM job opened. But with Shalala now working at the Clinton Foundation, UM has been taking a fresh look at Davis, examining the circumstances that led to his firing at North Carolina and evaluating his viability as a candidate. (Miami Herald)

Leonard Fournette's jersey auction raised over $100K for South Carolina flood relief

After Hurricane Joaquin forced LSU and South Carolina to play their October 10 game in Death Valley and not at Williams-Brice like originally planned, Leonard Fournette put on a career performance and then offered to auction off his jersey for charity in a postgame interview. Immediately after the interview, however, questions arose as to whether or not he’d actually be allowed to back that up. (USA Today)

The football Cam Newton chased down to give away went to a 6-year-old who recently lost his father

Every time the Carolina Panthers score a touchdown, Cam Newton celebrates by giving the ball away to a fan. It turns out when he did it on Sunday, it had a little more meaning than it typically might. After a second-quarter touchdown, Newton gave the ball to a young Panthers fan in the stands. (SB Nation)

Coach Jerod Haase paying $46K to assist UAB basketball programs

After UAB could not cover the full cost of attendance for its student-athletes this year, coach Jerod Haase decided to pay the bulk of those stipends -- for both the men's and women's basketball teams -- out of his own pocket. Sources said Haase's donation was $46,000, or $23,000 to each program. He did not initially want to speak to ESPN for the story but did confirm that he and his wife made a donation to the school that was earmarked for the players on both teams. (ESPN.com)

N.C. State extends Adidas contract and doubles revenue

N.C. State University has reached a six-year apparel partnership extension contract with Adidas that will more than double the financial considerations the Wolfpack currently receives. The total value to N.C. State will be $38.7 million over the life of the contract, or $6.45 million per year, more than double the $3 million N.C. State currently receives. (Triangle Business Journal)

In one 'fun' fourth quarter, things finally felt normal for Jason Pierre-Paul

It wasn't coming easy for Jason Pierre-Paul, but he was plodding along patiently. In the moments that followed his first game in 10 months, the New York Giants defensive end stood in front of his locker, trying to work a belt through the loops on his purple suit pants with only his left hand. (ESPN.com)

Tacko Fall’s issues highlight need for NCAA to get out of initial eligibility process

The NCAA has a high school under review, so a Senegalese engineering major that had a 3.6 GPA may not be allowed to play this season. He’s still on scholarship and still attending classes - all A’s and B’s this semester - but as of now he cannot practice with the team. If a kid like Tacko Fall cannot make it through the NCAA’s Eligibility Center untainted, then it is time to declare the process broken. (NBC Sports)

Dion Wiley, projected starter at Maryland, will miss season

Maryland sophomore guard Dion Wiley had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn right meniscus and will miss approximately four months, the school has announced. In theory, that means Wiley could possibly return in March. But Maryland coach Mark Turgeon told CBS Sports on Tuesday that Wiley is definitely done for the season regardless of whether he's healthy enough to play again. (CBS Sports)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Attacks Michael Jordan’s Political Stance

Unlike Kareem, Michael Jordan kept his political beliefs shrouded behind the Nike swoosh he helped launch to the top of the athletic brand landscape when he came into the NBA in the 1980s. When Jordan was asked to endorse Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt in his 1990 North Carolina senate bid (and again in 1996) against famously bigoted incumbent, Jesse Helms, the Bulls star infamously said, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.” (Uproxx)

Big Ten: Michigan State-Nebraska refs handled out-of-bounds play right

The Big Ten said Sunday that on-field officials and replay officials properly handled the ruling on Nebraska's game-winning touchdown in the Cornhuskers' 39-38 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly went out of bounds before catching a 30-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Armstrong with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. (ESPN.com)

Alabama shut down Leonard Fournette without doing anything special

Alabama totally shut down Leonard Fournette and the LSU rushing attack Saturday en route to taking control of the SEC West. The longtime Heisman leader had just 31 yards on 19 carries. The narrative emerging from the game is that Alabama sold out to stop the run and that LSU failed to adjust, only throwing 19 passes. (SB Nation)

NC State lifts OT Will Richardson's suspension

NC State offensive lineman Will Richardson’s suspension is over, head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday. Doeren reinstated the right tackle Sunday Nov. 8, just one week after the redshirt freshman was suspended indefinitely after a “rules violation,” and being charged with driving while impaired early in the morning Nov. 1. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Missouri president resigns amid pressure, including football boycott

Missouri system president Tim Wolfe announced his resignation Monday, opening the door for Missouri's striking football players to return to practice. Many of Mizzou's black players announced they would no longer participate in football activities Saturday night, showing solidarity with Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler, who had undertaken a hunger strike until Wolfe resigned or was removed from his post. (CBS Sports)

Illinois fires athletic director after athlete allegations

Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas on Monday as it released the final report from its investigation into mistreatment of football and women's basketball players. The report found no wrongdoing by Thomas, according to interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson. She praised Thomas for dealing with the string of allegations that have erupted since May. But she said a change was needed. (Associated Press)

What was Mark Gottfried’s advice to Trevor Lacey after last season?

NC State basketball coach Mark Gottfried stopped by The David Glenn Show during ACC Operation Basketball last week to discuss the Wolfpack fanbase, this year’s team and what he thinks would be the ideal scholarship limit. During the conversation, he was also asked about Trevor Lacey’s decision to declare for the NBA Draft after last season. “Trevor was turning 24 years old this year, and he was convinced in his mind that the age factor was going to somehow be a negative for him,” the head coach said. (ACC Sports Journal)

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