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College athletic directors bring gala business to Trump International Hotel

When former Maryland congressman Tom McMillen took the helm of an advocacy group looking to gain influence in Washington, he decided the group’s first “Congressional Gala” ought to take place in the new haunt of an old acquaintance: Donald Trump. (Washington Post)

Creighton Loses Starting Point Guard for Season

Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Monday's win against Xavier and will miss the remainder of the season. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the extent of the injury. Watson, a 5-foot-10 senior who leads the NCAA in assists per game (8.5), was hurt in the first half against Xavier, needing help off the floor on two separate occasions. (ESPN.com)

Panthers receivers coach Ricky Proehl stepping down to follow sons' careers

Ricky Proehl has spent the past six seasons working with the Carolina Panthers’ receivers. He’s ready to watch a couple of other wideouts closer to home. Proehl is resigning as receivers coach so he can more closely follow the careers of his two sons, both of whom will be Division I receivers this fall. Austin Proehl, a rising senior at UNC, caught 43 passes and three touchdowns in 2016. (Charlotte Observer)

Former UNC CB Mike Hughes taking official visit to South Carolina

Mike Hughes will be on campus in Columbia this coming weekend. Hughes has also taken official visits to East Carolina and TCU. He has offers from those programs, as well as Auburn, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa State and Maryland. Hughes played in 10 games as a freshman at UNC in 2015 before transferring to Garden City C.C. (Kan.) in February 2016 for personal reasons. (SEC Country)

Multiple Oregon Ducks football players hospitalized after grueling workouts

At least three Oregon Ducks football players were hospitalized after enduring a series of grueling strength and conditioning workouts at UO last week. Offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick are in fair condition and remained at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield on Monday. (The Oregonian)

Bronco Mendenhall's first season at Virginia was 'year of discovery'

Year 1 under Bronco Mendenhall at Virginia was eye-opening -- and not necessarily in a good way. For Mendenhall and the fans, it was a realization of just how far the program was from turning a corner, and the team struggled to a 2-10 finish. (ESPN.com)

The strategy behind Nevada's improbable comeback versus New Mexico

Nevada trailed New Mexico by 25 with 11 minutes left, was still down 14 at 89 seconds to go. Coach Eric Musselman's message at both junctures was simple: Keep playing hard. The Wolf Pack did, pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in college basketball history in a place they had never won. (Associated Press)

Notre Dame's Matt Farrell Pulls Off Masterful Theft To Seal Deal vs. Virginia Tech

Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell pulls off a masterful steal where he dives for the ball and eventually gets it to his teammate for a game-sealing lay-in for this ACC Must See Moment! Watch how Farrell pulls off the thievery with a 3-part plan. (The ACC)

Colin Kaepernick wins prestigious award voted on by 49ers teammates

If anyone thought 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a distraction in the locker room because of his national anthem protests this year, his teammates did not agree. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Kaepernick was given the Len Eshmont Award, which is the most prestigious team honor which is voted upon by players. (NBC Sports)

Deshaun Watson caps career with epic title-winning drive

The game clock showed 2:01. Deshaun Watson gathered his teammates and told them simply, "We're going to get this touchdown. We're going to win this national championship." Nobody on that sideline doubted. Not with Watson under center. (ESPN.com)

Free-falling Duke's problems extend beyond Grayson Allen's status as most hated man in basketball

"You hate to say it,” said Grayson Allen, an afternoon of fan abuse still ringing in his ears, “but you ultimately learn the most from losing.” If so, Duke is learning at a PhD level lately, as its season has steadily splintered. It could get worse before it gets better – if it gets better. The self-styled ivory tower of college basketball is verging on dumpster-fire status. (Yahoo! Sports)

Other sports teams roasted the Chargers for their new logo, L.A. move

It’s safe to say the new Chargers logo — which was released after the announcement that the team would move to L.A. — became the biggest joke on the internet Thursday. Chargers fans, fans of other teams and even people with no vested interest in the team at all jumped onto social media to make memes and jokes and even create their own preferred logos. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Passes Away at 73

The family of wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has reported that he has passed away. No cause of death was immediately released, although he had been in hospice care since mid-December. Snuka was one of the early stars of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), and his theatrical, daredevil style set the stage for much of wrestling’s current image and persona. (Yahoo! Sports)

Church sign invites Clemson fans to make good on their 4th quarter promises

No. 2 Clemson beat No. 1 Alabama 35-31 on Monday night to give the Tigers their second-ever national championship in school history. On Tuesday, the day after the big victory, Piedmont United Methodist Church, which is located in Piedmont, S.C., reminded any fans who made some promises during the Tigers’ final drive what time service was that day. (SB Nation)

Clemson's championship caps ACC's huge season

Clemson’s thrilling 35-31 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game capped a magical season for the Atlantic Coast Conferences. The ACC, derided as one of the weakest of the major conferences during much of the BCS era, went 9-3 in bowl games this season to tie the record for bowl wins set last year by the Southeastern Conference. (Associated Press)

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