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Chad Holbrook 'fought like heck' to become College of Charleston's new baseball coach

In a coaching search that took a few unforeseen twists, Chad Holbrook never lost the belief that he was the right man to oversee the College of Charleston’s baseball program. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was a little bit of a roller coaster. It was,” Holbrook said. “But these searches...they can take turns. There were a lot of things out of my control.” (Charleston Post and Courier)

Big Changes Are Coming To ESPN’s NBA Draft Coverage

ESPN continues to overhaul the way it covers the NBA, and this time big changes are coming to its NBA Draft coverage. Independent NBA draft coverage website Draft Express announced on Friday that it will cease publication because its two writers were hired to work for ESPN. Jonathan Givony posted a brief announcement to the site on Friday entitled “The End of an Era”. (UPROXX)

Big 12 readies for return of football title game

After finding itself on the outside looking in for two of the first three College Football Playoffs, the Big 12 Conference was the lone Power 5 conference without a championship game to determine who was the best in the league each year. That prompted a change for the 2017 season as the top two teams in the Big 12 will be squaring off at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Raleigh puts best foot forward for MLS; is it enough?

North Carolina FC's soccer field of dreams is currently an underwhelming parking lot on the edge of downtown Raleigh. The Major League Soccer proposal revealed Wednesday aims to turn this boring stretch of downtown into a new nexus, unveiling a vision of turning this underused plot of land into a $150 million soccer mecca for the newest MLS expansion team. (ABC 11)

Audio: John Swofford Interview with The David Glenn Show

John Swofford has been the commissioner of the ACC for 20 years now. Last week, he stopped by The David Glenn Show to talk about a variety of topics. Swofford and DG discussed the rarity of dual national championships in the two revenue sports — Clemson, UNC — the ACC Network, Ron Cherry and a flashbulb moment from the ACC spring meetings. (ACC Sports Journal)

NBA Summer League enjoys another successful run

As more than 10,000 fans took their seats at the Thomas & Mack Center on Monday, Warren LeGarie went around the floor level shaking hands and making sure everyone felt welcomed. The championship game was minutes away as the conclusion to the most anticipated and talked-about NBA Summer League since it launched in Las Vegas 13 years earlier. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze. (Yahoo! Sports)

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole: What's Next for the Former NFL Star?

O.J. Simpson has been serving a nine- to 33-year sentence for masterminding a bungled robbery of memorabilia items. It’s not the crime for which Simpson is most often associated, but it is the crime for which he was convicted. But on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Simpson will take a major step towards freedom. On that day, Simpson will be released from prison on parole. (Sports Illustrated)

College of Charleston hires former Gamecocks baseball coach Chad Holbrook

It took longer than expected, but College of Charleston and Chad Holbrook have finally reached an agreement that will bring the former South Carolina head coach to the Lowcountry as the Cougars' next baseball coach. The deal capped a chaotic 48 hours for Holbrook and the school that saw more plot twists than a John Grisham novel. (Charleston Post & Courier)

Transfer Jack Whitman leaving Kansas program before ever suiting up

Kansas’ already thin frontline took a hit Wednesday when it came to light that Jack Whitman will not suit up for the Jayhawks. Whitman, a transfer from William & Mary, will leave the Kansas program. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season for the Tribe before deciding to graduate transfer, committing to the Jayhawks in May. (NBC Sports)

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: Grayson Allen 'fully recovered' from offseason surgery

Grayson Allen is expected to be back at full strength for his final college season. After being banged up for most of last season, the rising senior guard underwent offseason ankle surgery but is healing just fine, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski revealed. “We had him away from basketball for about three months,” Krzyzewski said in a Wednesday interview with ESPN. (Sporting News)

Lamar Jackson, 5 Clemson players lead preseason all-ACC football team

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville and five players from reigning national champion Clemson headline the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team. The ACC on Wednesday announced the team following a vote of 167 media members who attended last week's media days in Charlotte. Coastal Division favorite Miami placed four players on the team. (Associated Press)

Marty Hurney named Carolina Panthers interim general manager

After relieving Dave Gettleman of his duties, the Panthers have chosen the man he succeeded – Marty Hurney – to take over as interim general manager. Hurney previously worked with the Panthers from 1998-2012, serving as GM beginning in 2002. He took the franchise to its first Super Bowl appearance in 2003 and went to the playoffs three times during his tenure. (Carolina Panthers)

Bronco Mendenhall remains optimistic, but it'll take years to rebuild U.Va. football

Bronco Mendenhall is a deeply religious family man who says he tries to run a transparent football program. So it was a little surprising to hear the second-year Virginia coach acknowledge Friday at the ACC Football Kickoff that he was less than forthcoming last season on one salient point: the health of his quarterback. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Federer's Win, Venus' Loss At Wimbledon Tell A Story Of Tennis Innovation

Tennis has always been a young player's game, so to see a 35-year-old and a 37-year-old--Roger Federer and Venus Williams respectively--get to the Wimbledon finals is a rather shocking development. But Federer's win today over Marin Cilic and Williams' loss to Garbine Muguruza yesterday tell a story of innovation in modern tennis. (Forbes)

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