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Gaffes, TV ratings concerns dominated as NFL, players forged anthem peace

Nobody knew where to sit. Side by side or across from one another? It was the final question raised by a group of 11 NFL team owners as they mingled inside the sixth-floor conference room at the league's Park Avenue headquarters in New York City, minutes before they were to meet with a group of 12 players, one former player and three union leaders on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 17. (ESPN.com)

Two Pittsburgh football players face charges after apparent Madden video game dispute

Two Pittsburgh football players are facing disorderly conduct charges after fighting with one another in a dorm room on campus last week, apparently over a video game dispute. Freshmen Paris Ford and Tyler Sear have been charged with disorderly conduct/engaging in fighting as the result of an incident on Oct. 17, according to Pennsylvania court records filed Wednesday. (USA Today)

Martin Truex Jr.’s crew member died late Saturday. Then he was honored ... with a win.

The news came a little after 11 p.m. on Saturday, as out of the-blue as it was disheartening. “Cole (Pearn) texted me at like 11:15 or something and said, ‘I’m at the hospital,’” Martin Truex Jr. said of the message from his crew chief. Then the rest of the text. “‘Jim just had a heart attack, and they lost him.’” Sunday’s mantra, then, was simple – win this one for Jim. (Charlotte Observer)

Three defendants in college basketball bribery case discussing resolution with prosecutors

At least three defendants in the bribery and corruption case that’s shaken college basketball are discussing a resolution with federal prosecutors. Three orders filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said the defendants' attorneys “have been engaged in, and are continuing, discussions concerning a possible disposition of these cases” with prosecutors. (Los Angeles Times)

Once again, Penn State and Ohio State meet at the peak of their powers

It has been almost 20 years since a Penn State football team sat atop the college football world. The school that helped give the Nittany Lions the last shove upward to a No. 1 ranking, Ohio State, might be in position to boost their case for supremacy once again a generation later. No. 2 Penn State travels to Columbus this week to face off against No. 6 Ohio State. (ESPN.com)

ESPN bracing for another round of widespread layoffs

Staffers at ESPN are bracing for another possible round of layoffs late this year, multiple sources tell Sporting News. The next round of cutbacks could come down in late November or early December, with 40-60 positions potentially being impacted, according to sources. The layoffs could hit both on-air TV/radio talent and behind-the-scenes production staffers. (Sporting News)

For Notre Dame and N.C. State, everything has changed

A year ago, I got a voicemail from an old cartoon sea captain. At least, that’s what he sounded like. The caller — who, for the purpose of this column, shall remain nameless — identified himself as a lifelong N.C. State football fan from Raleigh, N.C. His voice was weathered and gravelly, as if he’d been gargling a gallon of cement and it hardened in his esophagus. (South Bend Tribune)

David Padgett using 'relaxed, laid-back' approach at Louisville after Rick Pitino era

When practices began, David Padgett wasn't just Louisville's interim coach. He was the only one who was active. But despite losing the 12th-winningest coach in Division I history and the man who recruited him in athletic director Tom Jurich, senior point guards Quentin Snider and center Anas Mahmoud weren't rattled when they addressed the media in Charlotte. (Sporting News)

Michigan State's Miles Bridges discusses being offered money during recruiting process

Michigan State forward Miles Bridges is considered by many to be the leading candidate for national Player of the Yeah honors, and he had the opportunity to turn pro after a good freshman season. But Bridges made the decision to return to East Lansing, and with that comes questions as to why he would do that as opposed to cashing in on his NBA potential as soon as possible. (NBC Sports)

It's time for Vin Scully: Legendary voice brings down the house before World Series Game 2

Vin Scully shut down any suggestions that’d he’d return to the booth to call the World Series, something he had done six previous times during his 67-year run as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scully, however, would speak a few words, even if he passed on tossing out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Game 2 of the World Series. (USA Today)

Chris Mortensen’s Cancer Battle

Battling a life-threatening illness is a transformative experience. Chris Mortensen says the past two years have brought out more of his humanity. “Share the emotions that you feel for people when you have the opportunity. If you love somebody, tell them. Don’t let the moment pass you by. Because you never know when you’ll have another chance.” (Sports Illustrated)

Expansion hang over: ACC annually meets under dark cloud

Standing in the crosshairs of federal investigations and NCAA inquiries has put conversations on the ACC placing a record nine teams in the NCAA Tournament last March and two national championships in three years on the back burner. "Anytime you expand, there's more chance for growth, but there's more chance for issues," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Miami Hurricanes basketball: Lonnie Walker ‘close to 100 percent’

Other than Jim Larranaga‘s revealing that he is ‘Coach-3,’ Miami also talked about on-court matters Monday. First order of business: Larranaga said five-star freshman Lonnie Walker, who tore his meniscus in July, should be “close to 100 percent” by the time UM faces Gardner-Webb to open the year Nov. 10. Walker has been limited in practices. (Palm Beach Post)

Grayson Allen dancing to ‘Everytime We Touch’ is something you can’t unsee

Grayson Allen gave the world low-hanging fruit when he led a team dance to “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada at Duke’s midnight madness, and well, here it is. Apparently this song is played before every Duke home game, so this was a treat (?) for fans to get hyped before the season starts. (SB Nation)

Video: Decatur (Texas) volleyball captain Autumn Finney delivers most acrobatic save of the season

Wide receivers could learn something from Decatur (Texas) volleyball star Autumn Finney. The senior outside hitter and team captain has a penchant for taking the concept of “laying out” to a whole new level. That’s Finney providing her best Supergirl impression during Friday’s Decatur match against Krum. (USA Today)

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