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ACC Announces 10-Year Extension with Charlotte as Football Championship Game Host Site

The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached a 10-year agreement that will keep the ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the 2030 season, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday. The ACC Football Championship Game will continue to be played at Bank of America Stadium, site of seven of the last eight ACC title games. (The ACC)

Malik Newman to leave Kansas, enter NBA draft

Malik Newman plans to leave Kansas and enter the NBA draft after leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four in his only season playing for them. The sophomore guard says he plans to sign with an agent. Newman sat out the 2016-17 season after transferring from Mississippi State and started 33 of 39 games this season, earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors. (Associated Press)

Ted Roof Joins NC State Football Staff

NC State head football coach Dave Doeren announced that Ted Roof will join the Wolfpack staff. Roof, the former head coach at Duke, spent the past five seasons as the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech. Roof will serve as co-defensive coordinator, working with the safeties and nickels along with Aaron Henry. He will also hold the title of associate head coach. (NC State Athletics)

Duke's Trevon Duval declares for NBA Draft

Duke freshman guard Trevon Duval will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, the athletics department announced Wednesday. Duval led Duke with 207 assists, fourth all-time by a Duke freshman, and averaged 9.8 points and 7.2 assists in six postseason games. “We wish Trevon the very best,” said coach Mike Krzyzewski. “He showed unbelievable improvement." (WRAL Sports Fan)

NCAA Referee Duke Edsall – Over Three Decades On The Hardwood

NCAA referee Duke Edsall has been around the block in college basketball. He has stood toe-to-toe on the hardwood with some of the all-time greats including coaches Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Huggins and Jim Boeheim. Likewise, players named Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil and the one he still says was the best he’d ever seen, Len Bias. (The Roanoke Star)

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts chases ball during live interview: 'I ain't getting this one, boys'

In-game player interviews are usually boring and full of cliches. But finally — finally! — something interesting happened during one Tuesday as Mookie Betts was interviewed as he played right field during the Red Sox's game with the Cubs. And he displayed brutal honesty when the Cubs' Kris Bryant hit a liner in his general direction. (Sporting News)

New UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley is exactly where he wants to be

Dan Hurley stepped to the podium at the Werth Family Champions Center for the first time as UConn’s head men’s basketball coach on Friday afternoon and had just one opening remark. “Wow.” There he was, standing in the type of practice facility his prior two programs could only dream of, introducing himself as the head coach of the program he used to dream of. (New Haven Register)

Ray Spalding announces he'll leave Louisville, stay in the NBA draft pool

Louisville junior Ray Spalding announced his plan Tuesday to skip his senior year of college, hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft pool. Spalding, Louisville's top rebounder and second-leading scorer this past season, will be the third definite departure from Louisville's 2017-18 team, with point guard Quentin Snider and center Anas Mahmoud set to graduate. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Full 2018 'One Shining Moment' video tribute to Villanova, March Madness

"The ball is tipped." Yes, you know what that means. The NCAA Tournament is over, and a champion has been crowned. Villanova looked dominant against Kansas and Michigan over the course of the Final Four weekend en route to its second championship in three years with a 79-62 win over Michigan. It was in line with the team's performance all tournament. (CBS Sports)

Every Great Thing About Arike Ogunbowale’s Championship-Winning Shot for Notre Dame

Sunday’s national championship between no. 1-seeded Notre Dame and no. 1-seeded Mississippi State ended with Notre Dame winning by 3, a result made possible by this incredible shot by Arike Ogunbowale. Same as we did with Chennedy Carter’s perfect game-winner earlier this tournament, let’s go through the best parts of the play, because Ogunbowale is incredible. (The Ringer)

When the tears dried, Loyola realized its place in college basketball lore

When the tears dried, Loyola's renegade Ramblers reveled in what they'd done. They joined the ranks of Butler and George Mason and VCU and Wichita State, schools with names now synonymous with Cinderella and March Madness. They popularized Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun who became the face of the NCAA Tournament. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Why Purdue's Special Teams Coordinator Left Football to Open a Chick-fil-A

45-year-old Tony Levine, who has coached at every level from the NFL to third grade flag football over the past two decades, is now the owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise. It all seems like quite the adjustment for someone who doesn’t have much experience in the kitchen—aside from making mac and cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, his wife jokes. (Sports Illustrated)

After 23 years in prison as an innocent man, former White Sox groundskeeper returns to his old job

Nevest Coleman looked around the White Sox ballpark in wonder as he walked down the third base line. Flanked by colleagues, Harry Smith and Jerry Powe, Coleman marveled at how much the stadium had changed since 1994, when he last worked for the team. As he took in the sights, legendary head groundskeeper Roger Bossard embraced Coleman in a quick hug. (Chicago Tribune)

Virginia definitely has the worst major college sports upset ever...and the second-worst one, too

UVA has the two worst losses in college sports history, though we’ll probably argue which was worse. Chaminade wasn’t an NCAA team, much less a Division I team, but 1982 UVA’s trip to play the Silverswords in Honolulu was a pre-Christmas side quest, not a game the Cavs had reason to take that seriously, and star center Ralph Sampson had been sick. (SB Nation)

Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown declares for NBA Draft

Ahead of Miami’s stint in the NCAA Tournament, Hurricanes coach Jim Larrañaga indicated there was a good chance fans had seen the last of Bruce Brown in a Miami uniform. It’s a chance that still exists. Though Brown — a sophomore who missed the Hurricanes’ last 12 games with a foot injury — declared Thursday he intended to enter the NBA Draft, he did not hire an agent. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

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