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2016 a defining year for Dave Doeren at NC StateIn an industry that usually demands immediate results, four years is about all you get to install the new system and bring in the right type of recruits. Any issues with the culture can’t be pinned on the previous coach at that point. That’s the situation that NC State coach Dave Doeren faces going into 2016. (Today's U)
Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles at Baylor on interim basisBaylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe on an interim basis to replace Art Briles. Grobe, 64, takes over a Baylor program that has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault and other violence involving several players. Last week, Baylor suspended Briles with intent to terminate and stripped chancellor Kenneth Starr of his title of university president. (ESPN.com)
Best eats in the ACC: A list of places to dine from Syracuse to MiamiFranklin Street is the center of Chapel Hill's college town scene. But it isn't the only place to find a good meal at that end of the Research Triangle. Sutton's Drug Store: A breakfast and lunch operation, Sutton's is a Chapel Hill fixture and a solid choice to find a tasty sub-$10 meal. The actual drug store portion moved down the street in 2014. (Syracuse.com)
Mark Richt to Drop $1 Million of His Own Money on New Hurricanes FacilitiesNew Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt didn't come to Miami to build his resume; he didn't come simply for a paycheck; and he didn't come to mess around. He came to rebuild a legacy, and in case anyone doubted that, Richt reportedly plans to donate $1 million of his own money to the school in order to build a new indoor practice facility. (Miami New Times)
R.I.P. Doug Rhoads, the ref who changed college footballFootball-wise, Rhoads will be remembered as a groundbreaker in how college football is officiated. He pushed training and evaluation processes into the digital age. He streamlined the oft bogged down communication lines between coaches and officials. (ESPN.com)
Video: 4th Grade Point Guard Christian Jones is the FutureChristian Jones is a 4th grader who runs with the Nightrydas Elite 2024 squad who won the national championship last season. Jones has a wicked handle, can pull up from anywhere on the court, and uses his court vision to find open teammates.
Oregon is a title contender because two of its best players pulled out of the NBA DraftOur own Jon Rothstein reported on Wednesday morning that Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey have officially withdrawn their names from the NBA pool and will instead head back to Eugene to play for the Ducks in 2016-17. Obviously this is huge news for the Ducks, and this will have clear Pac-12 implications. Oregon would not have been a preseason top 25 team if Brooks and Dorsey left. But they're both back. (CBS Sports)
ACC tax return shows commitment to channel project, 33-percent revenue increaseTax season was as encouraging for the ACC as its football and men’s basketball seasons, with the league’s federal return showing revenue increased more than 30 percent for the third time in four years. Moreover, the return released Friday confirms how aggressively the ACC is exploring a new media package with ESPN. (Daily Press)
Ole Miss football to suspend assistants, reduce scholarships in response to NCAA NOAA day after Baylor fired Art Briles and a day before Memorial Day weekend, Ole Miss has released its long-awaited response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations. The 52-page document details the breadth and nature of violations committed by the Rebels’ football program. A sizable chunk of the 13 violations pertaining to football occurred under the four-year watch of current head coach Hugh Freeze. (NBC Sports)
NFL star Patrick Willis is thriving in retirement as a Silicon Valley tech workerClose your eyes and picture the life of a retired NFL superstar. Maybe you envision a moveable feast — private jets, exclusive parties and beautiful companions. Maybe you see something quieter, day after day in the backyard watching the grass grow. Patrick Willis' life after retirement resembles neither. (Mashable)
Durham Bull one of the stars of ACC Baseball TourneyBut Pinero’s second-inning solo home run honored a minor league baseball tradition that gained national popularity of the 1988 movie “Bull Durham” starring Costner, Robbins and Sarandon. The Virginia shortstop hit the bull sign down the left-field line above the 32-foot wall that reads: HIT BULL WIN STEAK. (Today's U)
Video: Miami player takes bat-flipping to an epic level vs NC StateIt seems like you can't go a day without seeing a baseball player unleashing a ridiculous bat flip....Cue Miami Hurricane Edgar Michelangeli, who hit a critical three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Canes an 8-7 lead, which they held on to against N.C. State. Obviously, this was a dramatic moment in the game, and Michelangeli made sure everyone knew what he did. (FOX Sports)
Video: Dayton coach Archie Miller gives emotional speech at Steve McElvene's funeralDayton Flyers coach Archie Miller spoke about Steve McElvene at his funeral today in Fort Wayne. It was the coach's first comments about McElvene since he died at home May 12 in Fort Wayne. An emotional Miller was comforted by two of his players, as he recalled his personal conversations with McElvene and how he interacted with children during a camp. (Dayton Daily News)
Josh Rosen takes his shot at the NCAA after UCLA inks huge Under Armour dealUCLA and Under Armour are reportedly set to ink a 15-year, $280 million apparel deal that would be the largest in college football history. If anything, it furthers the point that major college athletics is a huge business, ripe for profit. Meanwhile, the guys who actually play the game still won't see a dime other than in the form of an athletic scholarship. UCLA's sophomore quarterback, Josh Rosen, takes issue with this, as he noted on his Instagram account. (CBS Sports)
Isaiah Briscoe's return to Kentucky doesn't guarantee him a starting jobOf all the many players who have withdrawn their names from the list of those eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft, none faced a more compelling conundrum than Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe. He is a point guard who did not play much of the position as a freshman. He is a pro-level talent who has yet to blossom into a pro-level player. (Sporting News)