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N.C. State runs tiny Keuka College out of the Wolfpack

The green-and-yellow T-shirt for sale for $14.95 on the Keuka College bookstore’s website carries a daunting message in bold, block letters: FEAR THE WOLFPACK. Apparently, folks at N.C. State took that message seriously. So the Pack in Raleigh did the All-American thing: threaten to sue. (Greensboro News & Record)

Panthers have 'Super Bowl Shuffle' swagger, but not enough to flaunt in this era

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera played for the 1985 Chicago Bears, a team so dominant that during the season they boldly recorded a rap song, "The Super Bowl Shuffle." It essentially predicted a championship....The entire concept is almost unfathomable these days, an era where sports is so uptight and repressed that the Panthers' dancing after touchdowns was/is a major storyline headed into their Super Bowl 50 matchup with the Denver Broncos. (Yahoo! Sports)

Florida State leads the way in the ACC on signing day

Jimbo Fisher pledged to work toward helping Florida State win another title shortly after losing at Clemson last fall. The Seminoles' coach took a major step in that direction Wednesday, landing the top recruiting class in the Atlantic Coast Conference on national signing day. (Associated Press)

Kentucky, John Calipari At Familiar Fork In The Road

Kentucky is struggling, and just about everyone outside of the Bluegrass State couldn’t be happier. The Wildcats, the mighty, mighty Wildcats, have dropped two straight with an overtime loss to Kansas and a collapse at Tennessee that saw UK choke on a 21-point lead. When the final buzzer went off in that one, you could have heard Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” playing in the heads of everyone who is a part of Volunteer Nation. (Campus Insiders)

Louisville imposing basketball postseason ban

The University of Louisville announced on Friday a self-imposed postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 campaign after multiple sources told The Courier-Journal that such a decision was coming. The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon, and will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to announce the decision. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Small College Claims NC State Forcing Athletics Nickname Change

Keuka College will drop the athletics nickname Wolfpack at the end of the 2015-2016 season. In the future, they will be known as the Wolves. The decision was forced by North Carolina State University, according to Keuka College. According to a release from the school, “North Carolina State sent Keuka College an official request to stop using that nickname, claiming an infringement upon NC State’s trademark.” (Chapelboro.com)

2016 ACC Baseball Broadcast Schedule Announced

The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball broadcast schedule was announced today, and includes 176 games across ESPN and regional networks. The 176 games is the most in league history, bettering the previous record of 147. Beginning April 4 with Virginia Tech at Louisville, ACC baseball will be spotlighted on ESPNU’s ACC Monday five times. (The ACC)

Bill Self Blasts Kansas Guard Brannen Greene for Dunk, Apologizes to Kansas State

Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks came through with a convincing 77-59 victory over the rival Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night, but the respected coach wasn't in a jubilant mood afterward due to the actions of junior guard Brannen Greene. With just seconds remaining in the game and the Kansas State players already starting to walk off the court, Greene dunked the ball to put an exclamation point on the win. (Bleacher Report)

McKendree basketball coach just 1 victory away from college record

McKendree University basketball coach Harry Statham received a hand-written note from Pat Summitt when he joined her in the 1,000-win club in 2009. He got a half-hour congratulatory call from Dean Smith in 2004 after passing the North Carolina great for men's coaching wins. None of it is going to his head, not after so many games (1,088-466 overall). ''It's gone quickly, it's really gone fast,'' Statham said. (Associated Press)

A look back at the '85 Chicago Bears

Amid all the 50s and Super Bowl cachet, a team and game from 30 years ago have roared back into the picture. In January 1986, the 1985 Chicago Bears – arguably the greatest team of any single season – capped their historic run by shredding the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. On Feb. 4, ESPN will unveil a new documentary about that memorable team and season as well as interviews with the principals and snapshots of their lives since then. (Christian Science Monitor)

Winners and losers on National Signing Day

The true winners of national signing day won’t be determined for another four or five years, after the prospects joining teams across the Football Bowl Subdivision go through the duration of their college careers. For now, we’re just guessing. But on the basis of signing day, it is possible to split teams into three categories: those who carried the day, those who met certain requirements and those who fell short of expectations. (USA Today)

The 21 wildest National Signing Day stories

Every year, we get to enjoy at least one recruiting story that truly demonstrates the grand madness that is college football. (SB Nation)

Mike Krzyzewski misses win against Georgia Tech with illness

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski did not coach in the team's 80-71 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. Krzyzewski attended practice on Monday, but wasn't feeling well at dinner and began to feel worse when the team arrived at the airport to leave for Atlanta, a source close to the situation told ESPN. (ESPN.com)

Negative recruiting is alive and well

Most days, Coach X loves his job, but this time of year, he can hardly look at himself in the mirror. That's because with signing day just hours away, Coach X feels like he works more for TMZ than he does his university. (ESPN.com)

Mark Emmert gets contract extension through 2020

NCAA President Mark Emmert’s contract was extended by three more years, the organization announced on Monday. The NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to keep Emmert in place through 2020 at its quarterly board meeting on Jan. 16. Emmert has held the NCAA’s top job since October 2010 and currently makes more than $1.3 million a year in base salary. The contract also includes an option to extend to 2021. (USA Today)

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