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Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham to return to school

Kansas got some good news on Sunday night when Devonte’ Graham announced that he was returning to school for his senior season. This is huge news for the Jayhawks, as Graham is a potential first round pick right now. But unlike most potential first round picks, it makes sense for his to return to school. The last three years, he has played off-the-ball. (NBC Sports)

Arizona center Chance Comanche to test draft waters, but may return

Though Arizona Wildcats sophomore Chance Comanche is declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft, it’s not a sure thing that the 6-foot-11 center will leave the program. That’s because under NCAA rules, Comanche can retain his eligibility if he doesn’t hire an agent. He’s simply “testing the waters,” his school said in a statement, to gauge his draft stock. (Arizona Sports)

Clemson PG Shelton Mitchell to have surgery

Clemson coach Brad Brownell says point guard Shelton Mitchell will have arthroscopic knee surgery and need six weeks to recover but should be ready for individual summer workouts. Mitchell is a transfer from Vanderbilt and last year played his first season with the Tigers. He finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.8 points game and led Clemson with 103 assists. (Associated Press)

Virginia adds graduate transfer guard Nigel Johnson

Virginia has landed a rotation player for next season with the addition of graduate transfer guard Nigel Johnson. The 6-foot-1 Johnson played last season at Rutgers after starting his career at Kansas State. As a redshirt junior last season, Johnson averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 35 percent from three-point range. (NBC Sports)

Vibrant azaleas didn't make the cut this year at the Masters

A short stroll down Augusta National's back nine is all it takes to see that something is missing at this Masters. A winter where temperatures often reached the 70s in Georgia was followed by several hard freezes in March, giving the bright Azalea blooms that are as much a part of the Masters tradition as the champion's green jacket little hope of lasting until tournament time. (Associated Press)

New Jersey basketball without St. Anthony? Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible. That is the best word to describe the news. Bob Hurley Sr. spent the past few weeks trying to prepare everyone for the worst, each interview grimmer than the last, but there was no softening the blow. He was the one who had to tell the heartbroken teachers on Wednesday, the one who in the coming days will have to help place the students at a new school. (NJ.com)

American Athletic Conference approves Wichita State to join its ranks

Soon after Wichita State president John Bardo decided his athletic department needed a new conference, he spent a weekend researching. When he looked at enrollment, budgets and cities, he wanted to see how Wichita State might look one day. He wanted to see schools with ambition and resources and the status to play a major role in their city’s growth. (Wichita Eagle)

CNN commentator references Kentucky basketball while discussing missile attack on Syria

A CNN commentator referred to University of Kentucky basketball while analyzing the United States’ missile strike on Syria Thursday night. On “Anderson Cooper 360,” retired Major General James “Spider” Marks called the missile strike “not like Kentucky basketball, one and done” (see the clip below). (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Gregg Marshall, Billy Packer reportedly victims of Ponzi scheme

Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall, was the victim of a Ponzi scheme that may have bilked investors of $51 million. The Ponzi scheme was run by a Charlotte businessman named Greg Siskey, who took his own life back in December. He wasn’t the only prominent college basketball name that had money invested with Siskey: Billy Packer is reportedly out $1.3 million. (NBC Sports)

The Pro Wrestling World Thanked The Undertaker For A Legendary Career

The Undertaker’s apparent final WrestleMania appearance was a sad end to the career of one of WWE’s most legendary performers. The Dead Man fought valiantly against Roman Reigns on Sunday night in Orlando and his final match saw him get battered until he could no longer go, ending with one last spear and a three-count. (UPROXX)

Former Duke QB Thomas Sirk Transferring to ECU

Thomas Sirk will conclude his college football career at East Carolina. Duke’s starting quarterback in 2015 who missed all of last season due to an injured Achilles tendon, Sirk announced on Friday he’ll transfer and play for the Pirates this season. “Beyond blessed to have another year to play the game I love,” Sirk wrote. “I will spend my final year at East Carolina University.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game

Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game after a compromise deal to replace a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday. The league's Board of Governors discussed it during their meetings this week and made what Silver said was "not an easy decision." (Associated Press)

UVA football self-imposes recruiting sanctions following NCAA violation

The Virginia athletics department self-reported a violation of NCAA bylaws by the Cavalier football program involving impermissible contacts that has resulted in a Level II violation. On May 10, 2016, UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall self-reported impermissible contacts that occurred by members of his coaching staff. The contacts took place in the spring of 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

Ex-Baylor coach Dave Bliss resigns after airing of documentary about murdered player

The news release Monday from Southwestern Christian University announcing the resignation of head basketball Coach Dave Bliss offered no reasons for the parting of ways. However, it seemed hardly coincidental that it occurred just days after an airing of a Showtime documentary, “Disgraced,” that delved into the events surrounding the 2003 murder of Baylor forward Patrick Dennehy. (Washington Post)

Arizona freshman guard Kobi Simmons declares for NBA draft

Guard Kobi Simmons is the second freshman to announce his intention to leave the University Arizona after one season to enter the NBA Draft. “Kobi Simmons, with the support of his family, has decided to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft,” said head coach Sean Miller in a statement issued by the athletic department. (FOX Sports)

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