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Wake Forest investigating if Louisville knew too much before Saturday's game

Wake Forest is investigating how documents pertaining to its game plan might have ended up in Louisville’s hands before last Saturday’s game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “We are concerned that there was some type of security breach,’’ coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure all of our information and data is more secure moving forward.’’ (Winston-Salem Journal)

Johnnie Vasser files antitrust lawsuit against Northwestern, NCAA over transfer rules

Former Northwestern guard Johnnie Vassar has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Northwestern and the NCAA, claiming that the NCAA’s transfer rules are in violation of federal antitrust laws. Included in the lawsuit is an allegation the Northwestern coaching staff tried to ‘run him off’, a practice of making life miserable enough for a player that he opts to transfer. It’s done to free up a scholarship. (NBC Sports)

3-Star QB Chris Katrenick Flips from Bowling Green to Duke

It didn't take Duke long to find a new quarterback when four-star Jack Sears (San Clemente, Calif.) flipped to USC Sunday night. The Blue Devils staff moved fast and pushed for their next guy. Bowling Green commit Chris Katrenick (Algonquin, Ill./Harry D Jacobs) just committed to Duke. Katrenick said he received a call Sunday from Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe. (247 Sports)

Hate long college football games? Blame fast-paced offenses

Week 11 debuts with the average college football game being played in a record length of 3 hours, 24 minutes. Four-hour games have become the norm. You want a reason? Turns out the so-called "fastest" offenses also play the slowest. Four teams in the top 10 in average plays per game are also among the top 10 in slowest games (Texas Tech, Cal, Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns ). (CBS Sports)

4-star QB Jack Sears flips commitment from Duke to USC

San Clemente (Calif.) high school four-star quarterback Jack Sears tells 247Sports that he is no longer committed to Duke and has decided to flip to the USC Trojans. The 6-3, 200-pounder from the class of 2017 originally committed to the Blue Devils, but decommitted Sunday evening and informed USC head coach Clay Helton that he wanted to be a Trojan. (247 Sports)

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes continues protest behind teammates during national anthem

Wisconsin Badgers star Nigel Hayes and teammate Jordan Hill stood one step back from their teammates while the national anthem was played before Friday night's game against Central Arkansas. Hayes stands in protest of a racial incident that took place during a football game at Camp Randall Stadium in which two Wisconsin fans wore Halloween costumes. (Sports Illustrated)

College football's Nos. 2-3-4 all lost Saturday for the first time since 1985

It was one of those insane November Saturdays when everyone lost. It feels like we get two or three of these every year, and at the end of the season, the impact of these results reverberate even further through the sport's history. AP Top 25-ranked No. 2 Michigan lost at Iowa, No. 3 Clemson lost at home to Pittsburgh, and No. 4 Washington fell at home to USC. (CBS Sports)

Virginia Tech football spits on its chance to clinch spot in ACC title game

Virginia Tech had been handed two unexpected gifts before kickoff against Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. The first was Duke’s upset of North Carolina on Thursday night, which meant the ACC Coastal Division title would belong to the Hokies with a win over the Yellow Jackets. (Washington Post)

Interactive Map Of Every Division I NCAA Basketball Player's Hometown

College basketball is upon us. This weekend, the Division I's 351 programs, spread across the country in urban, suburban and rural areas, open up play. A total of 5,176 student-athletes are expected to suit up this season, all with the goal of winning the NCAA Tournament in March-April. (The Post Game)

Nick Saban oblivious to election; other sports figures outspoken

Nick Saban said he was oblivious to the presidential election because he is preoccupied coaching his No. 1-ranked Alabama team. Saban claimed he didn’t know voting occurred Tuesday to elect the 45th president and was evasive about whether he knew Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton in the type of upset Mississippi State will attempt Saturday against 9-0 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. (Miami Herald)

N.C. State's Ted Kapita ruled eligible, cleared to play immediately

Ted Kapita, a freshman on the N.C. State men’s basketball team, has been ruled immediately eligible for competition by the NCAA. NC State learned of the decision shortly prior to Friday night’s opener. Kapita, a 6-8 forward from Kinshasa, DR Congo, is eligible to make his debut on Sunday when the Wolfpack hosts St. Francis College. "I'm very happy for Ted,” said head coach Mark Gottfried. (Fayetteville Observer)

Georgia Tech Men's Basketball to Open 2017-18 Season in China

Georgia Tech has been invited to play UCLA in the 2017 Pac-12 China Game, the Pac-12 Conference announced Friday. Longtime Pac-12 partner Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), which operates under China’s Ministry of Education, will serve as the co-host for the game. The game will tip off the 2017-18 basketball season with broadcast information to be finalized at a later date. (RamblinWreck.com)

NC State running back Johnny Frasier out for the year

N.C. State redshirt freshman running back Johnny Frasier had season-ending shoulder surgery this week. Frasier, one of the top recruits to join the Wolfpack program in coach Dave Doeren’s four-year tenure, had 18 carries for 65 yards with a touchdown in five games this season. (Charlotte Observer)

How Theo Epstein broke another curse and built the World Series champion Cubs

On the night the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Theo Epstein, the man who rescued them from organizational rubble and molded them into a champion, and Tom Ricketts, the man who hired him, embraced for almost a minute amid flying Champagne corks popped by the 25 men who did what 108 years of Cubs teams couldn’t. (Yahoo! Sports)

New Orleans will host 2022 Men’s Final Four for the sixth time

The NCAA announced on Thursday the 2022 Men’s Final Four will be played in New Orleans. The Big Easy will host the Final Four for the sixth time and the first time in 10 years. New Orleans traditionally has been one of the most popular Final Four cities and has provided several iconic championship moments that will be celebrated as anniversaries in 2022. (NCAA.com)

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