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Former Bears, Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent

Former Bears and Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman has graduated from the FBI’s training academy is now working as an agent. New FBI agents are placed in a two-year probationary period where they are given a variety of experiences to show them the ropes. Tillman played 12 of his 13 seasons for the Bears, then helped the Panthers to a 15-1 record in 2015. (Chicago Tribune)

Kevin Knox’s father: ‘I’ve never met Christian Dawkins’

The biggest concern for Kentucky basketball after Yahoo Sports’ bombshell report Friday about agents paying college players is an alleged dinner/meeting involving freshman star Kevin Knox. But his father tells SEC Country that neither he nor his son met with Christian Dawkins or his boss, former agent Andy Miller. “I’ve never met Christian Dawkins before or Andy Miller." (SEC Country)

Ball in NCAA's court after latest report from Yahoo!

Yahoo! Sports released an article Friday detailing meetings, meals and alleged payments made to several former top players – or individuals associated with them – by NBA agent Andy Miller and associate Christian Dawkins. Former five-star recruit Dennis Smith, who played one season at N.C. State in 2016-17, may have received over $70,000 in extra benefits. (Rivals.com)

Arizona's Allonzo Trier declared ineligible after second failed PED test

Allonzo Trier, Arizona’s No. 2 scorer, has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and will not play Thursday at Oregon State. His status for the Wildcats’ game at Oregon on Saturday also is in doubt. Arizona is appealing the suspension for the positive test, which the school argues is not a result of PED use, but a residual trace of the steroid Ostarine from 2016. (Yahoo! Sports)

Michael Porter, Jr. cleared to return to basketball activities

Missouri's Michael Porter, Jr., who began the year projected as a potential No. 1 NBA draft pick, has been medically cleared to return to basketball activities after missing the entire season with a back injury. The 6-foot-11 freshman played the opening minutes of the Tigers’ opening game against Iowa State to start the year, but has been sidelined ever since. (NBC Sports)

Drexel sets Division I record with 34-point comeback

A Drexel basket brought the score to an innocuous 5-3 in the first two minutes of its game against Delaware. The next 38 minutes were a lot more interesting. The Blue Hens went on a 48-16 run to take a 34-point first-half lead on the Blue Hens, only to cough it up as Dragons outscored them 66-30 the rest of the way to complete the largest comeback in Division I history. (NBC Sports)

NCAA Says Student-Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid Because the 13th Amendment Allows Unpaid Prison Labor

At the root of its legal argument, the NCAA is relying on one particular case for why NCAA athletes should not be paid. That case is Vanskike v. Peters. Only there’s an important detail: Daniel Vanskike was a prisoner at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois, and Howard Peters was the Director of the state Department of Corrections. (The Intercept)

Downhill Bronze Medal a Soaring Triumph for Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn

Wednesday, in the mountains south of the Olympic cauldron, third place was a triumph for 33-year-old U. S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn. Eight years ago at the Vancouver Olympics, Vonn, a tall, 25-year-old blonde woman from Minnesota who learned to ski on a bump of a hill by a highway and would become the best women’s ski racer in history, won a gold medal in the downhill. (Sports Illustrated)

How SC State player who collapsed at NC State game found his way back to normal

Two months had passed since Ty Solomon’s heart stopped beating and he collapsed on the South Carolina State sideline during a men’s basketball game against N.C. State. So, when Solomon ordered a fried seafood platter at Chestnut Grill on a recent Monday, he did not have to say that his life was back to some semblance of normal, if only with a different perspective. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Chansky’s Notebook: New Buzz in Charlotte?

Mitch Kupchak and George Karl to the Hornets? Could happen. Kupchak has plenty of time to kill since being replaced as general manager of the Lakers. He’s attended at least two Carolina home games this season, plus the Tar Heels’ thrilling win at N.C. State. On his last trip, George Karl came along, looking hale and healthier since winning his battle over cancer. (Chapelboro.com)

Sources: Spreadsheets, wiretaps and bank records detail payment scheme in basketball corruption case

Financial records, documents and wiretaps tied to prominent former NBA agent Andy Miller and featuring his former associate, Christian Dawkins, have provided a detailed window for authorities into how the college basketball underworld operated. Sources familiar with the probe detailed a surprising level of specificity in the documents, bank records and wiretaps. (Yahoo! Sports)

Mike Patrick has ended his long run at ESPN

Mike Patrick has ended his long and distinguished career at ESPN. Patrick began his play-by-play role with the network in 1982. He called his last event on Dec. 30, 2017 at the Liberty Bowl. Patrick will be at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday for the Duke-Louisville basketball game, and he will join Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor for an on-air segment. (ESPN.com)

Notre Dame remaining cautious as Bonzie Colson returns to practice

Notre Dame senior forward Bonzie Colson is getting closer to returning after being out since January 2 with a fracture in his left foot. In the absence of the 6-foot-6 forward, the Irish have struggled to a below-.500 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Colson was hoping to make his return on Saturday against Wake Forest but coach Mike Brey isn’t optimistic. (NBC Sports)

Marty Hurney named Carolina Panthers general manager

The interim tag has been removed from Marty Hurney's title. Hurney has been selected to be the Carolina Panthers' general manager on a full-time basis, reprising the role he held from 2002-12. “We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season.” Panthers COO Tina Becker said. (Carolina Panthers)

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Is this the greatest Olympic 'love story' ever told?

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time but it's their chemistry that has really got people talking. Social media users all over the world (mostly in Canada), are "shipping" the long-term colleagues. If you missed the incredible routine, you can watch it again below. (BBC)

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