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Duke forward Sean Obi undergoes knee surgery

Duke big man Sean Obi underwent knee surgery on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, a Duke spokesperson told NBCSports.com. A 6-foot-9 transfer from Rice, Obi was used in a very limited role as a sophomore with the Blue Devils. He played in just 10 games and scored a total of five points. (NBC Sports)

NCAA implements bowl-selection rule favoring 6-6 teams

The NCAA has cleared up its bowl-selection process, assuring that no eligible teams with .500 records are passed over for postseason play in favor of more well-known schools with fewer than six wins. The new rule will be put in place for the upcoming season and says bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records must be selected for bowl games before any 5-7 teams are considered. (Associated Press)

NCAA Tournament selection committee not expanding but could add geographic region

The NCAA will keep its men's and women's NCAA Tournament selection committees at 10 people apiece. The vote was finalized and the decision made public on Wednesday. There was internal discussion about going from 10 to 12 people, with the idea of having certain (read: major) conferences guaranteed permanent spots on the committee. (CBS Sports)

Buddy being Buddy: Memorable Buddy Ryan quotes and incidents

Buddy Ryan, the architect of the 1985 Bears defense who died Tuesday at 85, was loved by many of his players. But not all. And the cantankerous coach was never afraid to make enemies — even on his own team. A look at some of his memorable words and deeds. (Chicago Tribune)

Rape survivor Brenda Tracy meets Nebraska coach Mike Riley

Brenda Tracy stood in front of Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s football team Wednesday afternoon and told them the story of that night nearly 18 years ago when she was gang-raped by four men — two of whom played for Riley’s Oregon State team in 1998. And then Tracy told his current players there was a time she absolutely despised Riley. (USA Today)

Ex-South Carolina QB Connor Mitch headed to James Madison

Connor Mitch will continue his career at the FCS level. Mitch, the former South Carolina quarterback, announced Monday that he will transfer to James Madison University. Mitch, who recently graduated from USC, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the Dukes. (Yahoo! Sports)

There will never be anyone like Tennessee legend Pat Summitt

Like most iconic figures, she inspired an almost mythical kind of devotion. But how could someone be so larger-than-life magnificent and yet so humbly warm and real? That was the essence of Pat Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64, nearly five years after making public her diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. (ESPN.com)

Derrick Rose's new Knicks number honors Ben Wilson, undying legacy of hoops' other fallen heroes

Derrick Rose is one who made it. He grew up in the toughest parts of Chicago. But he didn't fall victim. He was a superstar at Simeon Career Academy, a public high school on the city's south side. He played just one season of college basketball, then was picked first overall by his hometown Bulls in 2008. He was NBA MVP in 2011. In a blockbuster move Wednesday, the Bulls traded Rose to the New York Knicks. (Mashable)

NC State Lands Florida Defensive End

NC State added to the class of 2017 on Monday when Deerfield Beach (FL) defensive end Deslin Alexandre committed to the Wolfpack. In addition to NC State, Alexandre held offers from Pittsburgh, South Florida, Syracuse, Southern Miss and Cincinnati. Alexandre (6-5, 225 pounds) is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com. (Pack Pride)

ACC and BIG EAST to Lead Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance

The Atlantic Coast Conference and BIG EAST Conference, announced Tuesday the formation of a men’s basketball officiating alliance, which also includes the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, who have collaborated with the ACC in previous years. The alliance, which begins immediately, enables the four conferences to work together on all officiating matters (The ACC)

Former NFL coach, defensive genius Buddy Ryan dies at 82

Buddy Ryan, the architect of some of the most feared defenses in NFL history, has died, the NFL confirmed on Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan was the defensive coordinator with the title-winning New York Jets in Super Bowl III and with the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX. He coached in the NFL, either as a head coach or assistant for 35 years. Ryan had battled cancer in recent years. (USA Today)

Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at age 64

When Pat Summitt announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, the Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend pointedly said, "It's not going to keep me from living my life." Her public battle with the brain disease ended Tuesday when Summitt died at age 64. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

PGA cancels The Greenbrier Classic in West Virgina due to immense flooding

The PGA Tour announced Saturday the Greenbrier Classic has been cancelled due to historic flooding and rainfall in West Virginia. The tournament was scheduled for July 7-10. Greenbrier County, home to the Greenbrier Resort, was hit hard by the torrential rains. (USA Today)

Clay Travis Accuses John Calipari of Cheating and Paying Players

Clay Travis is always blatantly honest. The Fox Sports personality recently gave his spiel about Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. "Let's be honest. John Calipari is paying players and has been for years," Travis said. "It would be the biggest upset in the history of mankind for him not to be doing that. I think John Calipari cheats his a— off." (Athlon Sports)

How John Calipari Blurs the Line Between College Coach and NBA Agent

Usually, the one closest to a player is an agent, ?but John Calipari has practically co-opted this position for himself. Before the 2016 NBA draft, Calipari made his rounds through ESPN to pitch “his guys.” His push to get his players paid isn’t shameful, ?but it’s rare for a coach to be this blatant about it. Calipari sees himself as college basketball’s Robin Hood, and five-star recruits are his Merry Men. (The Ringer)

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