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ACC in wait-and-see mode regarding championships in North Carolina

ACC commissioner John Swofford said his conference isn’t ready to pull its championship games from North Carolina because of the state’s House Bill 2, but it's watching the developments closely. House Bill 2 (HB2) has become a contentious topic around the country and has sparked many companies and performers to take their business out of the state. (Yahoo! Sports)

'Believeland' ESPN 30 for 30 doc examines Cleveland's deep sports passion

Like so many kids growing up in Ohio, Andy Billman learned to love Cleveland's sports teams. And to have his heart broken. But true to the passion of a proud city whose long-suffering fans haven't celebrated a major professional championship since 1964, the director of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary chronicling Cleveland's half-century of sports misery has undying hope a title will come. One day. (Associated Press)

Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took. All 30,699 of them

Kobe Bryant's 30,699th and final field goal came from 19 feet with 31 seconds left against the Utah Jazz. During his 20 years with the Lakers, he fired up more than 30,000 shots, including the regular season and playoffs. (Los Angeles Times)

Kansas forward Cheick Diallo to keep name in NBA draft pool

Cheick Diallo told ESPN he will sign with an agent and leave Kansas after just one season. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Diallo came to Kansas as one of the most heralded freshmen in the country, but his short stint with the Jayhawks never got on track. The NCAA suspended him five games to open the season for receiving a limited amount of impermissible benefits. (ESPN.com)

Meetings light in details of planned ACC network

The ACC's gathering stood in stark contrast to last week's Big 12 meetings. No perceived infighting, no tailspin of rumors. John Swofford's ability to keep the conference athletic directors on message and give interviews that are long on words but little in substance are the reasons I dubbed him the "Ninja Commissioner" years ago. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ESPN, Verizon settle 'skinny bundle' lawsuit

ESPN and Verizon Communications said Tuesday that they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit over Verizon’s “skinny bundle” TV initiative, clearing a path for pay-TV providers to experiment with new ways of selling TV channels. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the settlement. Verizon, which markets its pay-TV service under the FiOS brand, said it hasn’t changed its bundles and will continue to sell them. (USA Today)

Dayton Flyers basketball player Steve McElvene dies at 20

University of Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene died Thursday at 20, the school announced. A spokesperson for the Allen County (Ind.) Coroners Office said McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy was expected to be conducted Thursday. McElvene was a 6-foot-11 center from New Haven High School, just east of Fort Wayne. (Dayton Daily News)

NC State baseball coach misses trip to Louisville after snake bite

NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent didn't travel for a series at Louisville after being bit by a venomous snake. A copperhead bit Avent on the right ankle outside his home Wednesday night as he pulled his dog away from the snake, which also bit the dog. Avent was treated at a hospital until early Thursday but addressed the team later in the day. The dog was treated and is OK. (Associated Press)

ACC Football Will Feature Collaborative Instant Replay in 2016

Collaborative instant replay will be in place for all home games involving ACC football member schools, as well as Notre Dame, during the 2016 season. The ACC will allow replay officials situated in the conference office in Greensboro to participate in every review discussion with the on-site referee and replay official via their headset communication system. (The ACC)

ACC Dilemma: Will a Network Work?

For many in the league, there was hope that in the coming years, the league could team up with ESPN to form the ACC Network. An SEC Network was already in the works, as was the Texas-centric Longhorn Network. Six years later, the ACC's decision-makers are back at Amelia Island for spring meetings and the ACC Network is only slightly more real than Boise State's national title aspirations in the playoff era. (Sports on Earth)

Miami coach Mark Richt goes in-depth on calling plays, coaching QB Brad Kaaya

Mark Richt is excited about being a hands-on offensive coach again, but he’s not scouring all corners of the country, digging into textbooks and spending bleary-eyed nights trying to develop new plays. He has more than enough in his repertoire. “There’s really nothing new under the sun,” he said, sitting down Thursday in a conference room at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando before speaking to a sold-out room of 250 UM boosters. (Palm Beach Post)

Dwayne Washington, Jr., on famous father's legacy, Pearl All-Stars, Amazing Race

They talked basketball, naturally. They attended Brooklyn Nets games, Philadelphia 76ers games. They watched games on television. They went out to eat. "We didn't really do anything too crazy," Dwayne Washington, Jr., said last week in Brooklyn. "We just enjoyed being in each other's company. We had fun talking about anything." (Syracuse.com)

UTEP coach Tim Floyd blasts radio host during press conference

UTEP coach Tim Floyd found a sure-fire way to land a national college basketball headline in the middle of May. Floyd held a seemingly random offseason press conference Tuesday. After watching the video, you'll see it wasn't so random, though. Floyd's motive for the presser is clear. The UTEP coach is unhappy with some local media coverage of the team. (CBS Sports)

ACC leaders lament conflicting NCAA decisions on satellite camps

ACC leaders are still trying to figure out how exactly the battle over satellite camps went wrong. The drama played out publicly, with the SEC and ACC protesting the camps. Opponents suggest the practice of people serving as guest coaches at camps held in recruiting-rich states like Florida steer primary recruiting efforts away from high schools and add to coaches' workloads. (Orlando Sentinel)

Problems piling up for Richard Pitino in Minnesota

The latest in a recent string of issues for Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino is an audit of his travel that found he’d spent triple his budget for private plane use in 2015 among other overspending issues. This revelation came just hours after junior Reggie Lynch was released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. (NBC Sports)

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